Luther Burbank
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"Luther Burbank"[http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/21.html Invent Now / Hall of Fame / Search / Inventor Profile] was an American botany/botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science.

He developed more than 800 Strain (biology)/strains and Variety (biology)/varieties of plants over his 55-year career. Burbank's varied creations included fruits, flowers, grains, grasses, and vegetables. He developed a spineless cactus (useful for cattle-feed) and the plumcot.

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