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John Maurice Tucker
(1916-2008) John Tucker was a longtime professor of Plant Science at UC Davis in California. He taugh plant taxonomy for 40 years there, helping hundreds of students become botanists. A meticulous researcher, his careful collection and analysis techniques led him to become a world-renowned oak expert and composed the oak portion of the Jepson Manual.
He produced many scientific papers and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1955. He was selected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the California Academy of Sciences.Associated Plants