Anna Jenkins studied at Cornell University and received her Ph.D. degree in 1927. She was employed by the USDA and worked on scab diseases, which provided a wealth of information on the systematics of Elsinoë and its anamorph, Sphaceloma, including the description of many of its species. In addition to her work with this challenging fungus, she was involved in plant quarantine and the movement of pathogens into and out of the country.
(Submitted for publication in July 2008.)
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