F. C. Bawden (1908-1971) was a pioneering plant pathologist and virologist based at the Rothamsted Experimental Station in
England. He and N. W. Pirie were longtime collaborators in plant virology. During 1956-57 Franklin's team studied a number
of different virus samples provided by Bawden, and elucidated their structures.
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Bawden, F. C.
Rothamsted Experimental Station
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