Monday, 7 November 2011

Obituary: The contribution of John Pateman to Fungal Genetics

1965 Photo of Pateman's colleagues taken by himself
Professor John Arthur Pateman FRS died on 18th May 2011. He was a PhD student of John Fincham at Cambridge University.
Professor Pateman played a large part in our understanding of fungal genetics, in particular the process by which gene products from two separate fungal nuclei can complement each other within the cell to partially restore wild-type function - known as complementation. His work in the 1950's and 60's helped define what we know as a gene.
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