Submitted to: Annals Of Botany
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 21, 2009
Publication Date: August 17, 2009
Citation: Ortiz, R., Simon, P.W., Jansky, S.H., Stelly, D. 2009. Ploidy Manipulation of the Gametophyte, Endosperm, and Sporophyte in Nature and for Crop Improvement – A Tribute to Prof. Stanley J. Peloquin (1921-2008). Annals Of Botany. 104(5):795-807. Interpretive Summary: This article is a review of the scientific achievements of Dr. Stanley J. Peloquin. His work on potato reproduction, genetics, and breeding led to new strategies for the development of potato cultivars. In addition, his training efforts with graduate students and visiting scientists worldwide resulted in the broad dissemination of his findings and applications to potato breeding in dozens of countries.
Technical Abstract: Emeritus Campbell-Bascom Professor Dr. Stanley J. Peloquin was an internationally renowned plant geneticist and breeder who made exceptional contributions to the quantity, quality, and sustainable supply of food for the world from his innovative and extensive scientific contributions. For five decades, Dr. Peloquin merged basic research in plant reproduction, cytology, cytogenetics, genetics, potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) improvement, and education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Successive advances across the half-century redefined scientific comprehension of reproductive variation, its genetic control, genetic effects, evolutionary impact, and utility for breeding. In concert with the International Potato Center (CIP), he and others translated the advances into application, resulting in large benefits on food production worldwide, exemplifying the importance of integrated innovative university research and graduate education to meet domestic and international needs.