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Ricardo M. Lantican

National Scientist (2005), NAST Academician

Expertise: Plant Breeding

Dr. Ricardo Lantican is recognized for his contributions in plant breeding. His research shows the importance of genetic diversity as a weapon against environmental adversities. His work finds applications in Philippine agriculture on the science and practice of crop production, and cytoplasm research. He studied cytoplasmic inheritance of susceptibility and cytoplasmic control of susceptibility, among others, on corn. An understanding of cytoplasmic genes has scientific and economic importance, and the research permits basic studies in biochemistry and ultrastructures.

Affiliation

Professor, Institute of Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines at Los Baños, College, Laguna

Association

    • Sigma Xi (Iowa Chapter), Member
    • Gamma Sigma Delta (Iowa Chapter), Member
    • Phi Kappa Phi (U.P. Chapter), Member
    • Society for the Advancement of Research, Member
    • Phi Sigma Biological Society (U.P. Chapter), Member
    • Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science, Member
    • American Society of Agronomy, Member
    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Member

Employment

    • UPLB, Professor Emeritus
    • College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines, Research Fellow, 1954-1955
    • College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines, Instructor, 1956-1960
    • College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines, Associate Professor, 1966
    • College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines, Assistant Professor, 1961-1965

Award

    • Academician, NAST-DOST, 1988
    • Fellow, TWAS, Trieste, Italy, 2000
    • Fellowship, International Cooperation Administration, 1955-1956
    • Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation, 1958-1961
    • Ten Young Outstanding Men Award, Junior Chamber of Commerce (JAYCEE), 1968

Education

    • University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna, B. S. Agriculture, 1954
    • North Carolina State University, USA, M. S., 1956
    • Iowa State University, USA, Ph. D., 1961

Publication

    • Ricardo M. Lantican, M. B. Parker, (S 1961) The flowering response of lowland rice varieties to natural photoperiod
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 45, No. 4
    • Ricardo M. Lantican, Pedrito M. Soriano, (O 1961) The response of sweet potato to different fertilizer treatments
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 45, No. 5
    • (1961) Sib-compatibility on S1 lines of Medicago sativa L.
    • Dissertation Abstracts (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
    • A. C. MErcado Jr., Ricardo M. Lantican, (O 1961) The susceptibility of cytoplasmic male sterile lines of corn to Helminthosporium maydis Nish and Miy.
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 45, No. 5
    • Ricardo M. Lantican, A. C. Mercado Jr., (1962) The susceptibility of cyto-sterile lines of corn to Helminthesporium mydis.
    • Maize Genetics Cooperation Newsletter Volume 36
    • Ricardo M. Lantican, R. L. Villareal, A. C. Mercado, Jr., (1963) A case of cytoplasmic control of susceptibility to Helminthosporium leaf spot in corn
    • Maize Genetics Cooperation Newsletter Volume 37
    • Ricardo M. Lantican, G. R. Rajbhandary, V. R. Carangal, J. R. Deanon, (Ag-S 1963) Heterosis in Solanum melongena L.
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 47, No. 3-4
    • R. L. Villareal, Ricardo M. Lantican, (S-O 1964) The effect of T cytoplasm on yield and other agronomic characters in corn
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 48, No. 4-5
    • C. Gadia, P. S. Castillo, Ricardo M. Lantican, (N-D 1964) Seed storage and packaging study on onions
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 48, No. 6-7
    • R. L. Villareal, Ricardo M. Lantican, (S 1965) The cytosplasmic inheritance of susceptibility to Helminthosporium mydis in corn
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 49, No. 4