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Robert Fraley ID Tag, Monsanto

Robert Fraley ID Tag, Monsanto

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Born on a farm and educated in genetic engineering, Fraley saw a new future for biotechnology—agriculture. At Stanford, Fraley’s post doc work focused on Liposmes – small fatty structures that move freely through the membranes of plant cells. Hired at Monsanto in 1981, he proved to be both a good scientist and an excellent manager. He collaborated with university scientists around the country and led the Monsanto teams that developed herbicide-resistant petunias and then soybeans. This work enabled farmers to kill weeds without damaging their crops.
Object Name
id tag
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
overall: 2 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 1/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 5.3975 cm x.3175 cm
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accession number
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Industry & Manufacturing
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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