Violeta N. Villegas

Field of award: Fruit Breeding and Genetics

Year awarded: 1991

Division: Agricultural Sciences


In recognition of her works on development of tropical fruit varieties with good fruit quality (papaya, pilule sour sop, rx and guava) and utilization of biotechnology as a tool in plant breeding (tissue culture, transformation and wide hybridization).

Education: PhD (Horticulture) Louisiana State University 1986; MS (Horticulture) University of the Philippines 1979; MS (Agriculture) University of the Philippines 1975