Spencer Smith-White 1909–1998
Jim Peacock, Bryan Barlow and Roger Carolin
Historical Records of Australian Science
22(2) 277 - 290
Published: 02 November 2011
Spencer Smith-White's research group at the University of Sydney was for many years the foremost laboratory studying the cytology, cytogenetics and cytoevolution of the Australian flora. He pioneered this field with his chromosomal studies on major Australian families, such as the Rutaceae, Myrtaceae, Proteaceae and Epacridaceae. His cytogenetic analyses underpinned his discussions of the origins and distribution of the major elements of the Australian flora.
Full text doi:10.1071/HR11007
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