Adriance Sherwood Foster was a pioneer in the field of plant anatomy. He was the first plant anatomist on the faculty at
University of California, Berkeley, teaching there from 1934 until his retirement in 1968. Some of his areas of investigation
were leaf differentiation, shoot growth and development, and leaf venation. He published over 35 articles and two introductory
textbooks: Practical Plant Anatomy and Comparative Morphology of Vascular Plants, co-written by Ernest Gifford. Foster was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1901, was educated at Cornell and Harvard,
and received his D.Sc. in plant anatomy in 1926, studying under Irving Bailey.
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