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Bill Davis was a masters student of Dr. Gilbert Arthur Leisman at Kansas State Teachers College (now Emporia State University) in Emporia, Kansas. Bill worked on “The Interaction of Idoleacetic Acid and Gibberellic Acid on Etiolated Legume Internode” for a 1961 masters in biology thesis.
Bill then continued onto Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana for his doctoral degree in more modern pteridosperms.
Davis’s Thesis and Related Publications
Davis, Bill, 1961. The Interaction of Idoleacetic Acid and Gibberellic Acid on Etiolated Legume Internode: Emporia, Kansas, United States, Kansas State Teachers College [Emporia State University], M.S. (Masters).
Davis, Bill, 1965. Control mechanisms in the transition to biplanar growth in the gametophyte of Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn: West Lafayette, Indiana, United States, Purdue University, Ph.D. (Doctors).