Dr. Villareal recognized horticulturist his discovery on the non Mendelian or cytoplasmic inheritance of the southern leaf blight disease (Helminthosporium maydis) of corn ended the incorporation of '"T"cytoplasm in the U.S. and in the local
inbred lines. His findings are very important to basic studies of mitochondrial biochemistry and ultra structure leading
to a better understanding of cytoplasmic games.
Birthdate: 19 April 1939