EK Janaki Ammal: The ‘nomad’ flower scientist India forgot

“Janaki was not just a cytogeneticist – she was a field biologist, a plant geographer, a palaeobotanist, an experimental breeder and an ethno-botanist and not in the least, an explorer,” says Dr Savithri Preetha Nair, a historian who has researched the scientist’s life for years.

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