Russian Journal of Genetics, Vol. 40, No. 12, 2004, pp. 1434–1436. Translated from Genetika, Vol. 40, No. 12, 2004, pp. 1726–1728. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2004 by Shumnyi, Zakharov. CHRONICLE Professor Petr Kliment’evich Shkvarnikov (12 July 1906–6 July 2004) ishche and graduated from it in 1923. In the same year, Shkvarnikov entered the Institute of Breeding and Seed Growing in the village of Maslovka of the Mironovskii raion of Kiev oblast, one of the ﬁrst colleges in the Soviet Union that was situated in a rural area (in 1933, the institute was merged with Kharkov Agricultural Institute). From 1927 to 1930, Shkvarnikov worked as an assistant in the genetics and breeding of Solanaceae in the Research Institute of Genetics and Breeding in Odessa. In 1928–1929, under the supervision of Andrei Afanas’evich Sapegin, Shkvarnikov performed his ﬁrst studies on experimental mutagenesis in potato with the use of irradiation of plant vegetative organs. These ﬁrst studies on experimental mutagenesis largely predeter- mined the main lines and subjects of Shkvarnikov’s future research activity. From 1930 to 1937, Shkvarnikov was a postgradu- ate and then a junior researcher and a senior researcher in Timiryazev Biological Research Institute of the Communist Academy in
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