El-Zik, Kamal 1974-06-28

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Plant scientist Kamal El-Zik, an immigrant from Egypt, discusses his professional background and his work on the development of cotton varieties with Lockett Seed Company. He explains his concepts and procedures.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Kamal El-Zik

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Date: June 28, 1974

Location: Vernon, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, early life and education reviewed, Egyptian republican revolution of 1952 and agricultural experience recalled, Egyptian cotton policy noted, Reasons for move to United States and Texas A&M, Wife's family mentioned, Work with Aubrey Lockett's seed company examined, Explanation of breeding techniques: "genetic resistance," "escape mechanism", Multiple-disease resistance factor noted, Correlation between early maturity and other factors, Laboratory procedure recited, Distinctive features noted, "Escape mechanism" explained, Relationship with experiment stations given, Glandless cotton discussed, Delinted cotton discussed, Varied objectives of the breeding program examined, Discussion of narrow row concept's barriers, Speculation on future of cotton expressed

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1952-1974

Bulk Dates: 1952-1974

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