Blackburn, Kathleen (1892–1968)

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Blackburn, Kathleen (1892–1968)

British botanist. Name variations: Kathleen Bever Blackburn. Born Feb 23, 1892, in UK; died Aug 20, 1968; Bedford College, BS, 1913, MS, 1916, DSc, 1924.

Served as lecturer in botany at Southlands Training College, Battersea (1914–18); was lecturer (1918–47) and reader in cytology (from 1947) at Armstrong College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (later Newcastle University); was an early teacher of practical plant cytology; performed most important research with Heslop Harrison in cytotaxonomy of Salicaceae (willows) and genus Rosa; with Harrison, became 1st to document sex chromosomes in flowering plants; served as president of Northern Naturalist Union (1935).