De Guzman, Emerita V.
Plant Physiology
Agricultural Sciences
Academician

An outsanding contribution of Dr. de Guzman is her series of work on the growth and development in vitro of the makapuno coconut embryo. As a result of this effort, she has revolutionized the old ratio of the makapuno-bearing nuts in the tropics which produce only 3-5 makapuno nuts in every receme bearing 14-19 nuts. Dr. de Guzman produced 100% all makapuno-bearing in the receme.

Birthdate: 22 September 1929
Died: 18 November 1981