Raper Appointed to Botanical Professorship for Next Term

John R. Raper of the University of Chicago, an outstanding authority on the physiology and reproduction of fungi, has been appointed professor of Botany, effective Feb. 1.

A native of North Carolina, Dr. Raper has shown that reproduction among the lowest organisms, where it is supposedly at its simplest, is actually complex. He has proved that in some aquatic molds, reproduction is controlled by a series of hormones, and he has partially purified and established properties of these hormones.