Marcus Morton Rhoades
(24 Jul 1903 - 30 Dec 1991)
American geneticist who was part of the brilliant group of maize cytogeneticists, which included fellow students Barbara McClintock, Charles Burnham, and George Beadle. For the rest of his career, he worked on a wide variety of topics in the same field. He was an acute observer and studied any anomalies in his crosses assiduously until they were explained.
Science Quotes by Marcus Morton Rhoades (1 quote)
Ive known a lot of famous scientists. But the only one I thought was really a genius was McClintock.
— Marcus Morton Rhoades
Quoted in Evelyn Fox Keller, A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock (1984), 50