Graduate Students of Katherine Esau

Katherine Esau was a superb teacher, serving as major professor for 15 doctoral students. She gave freely of her time and was always available to provide advice, encouragement, and praise. These students conducted their dissertation research under Esau's supervision and published the following results.


University of California, Davis


Hugh Wilcox 1950*

Wilcox, H. "Primary organization of active and dormant roots of noble fir, Abies procera." Amer. J. Bot. 41:812-821. 1954. "Regeneration of injured root systems in noble fir." Bot. Gaz. 116:221-234. 1955.


Merrit Wilson McGahan 1952
McGahan, M.W. "Vascular differentiation in the vegetative shoot of Xanthium chinense." Amer. J. Bot. 42:132-140. 1955.*

Guido Girolami 1952
Girolami, G. "Relation between phyllotaxis and primary vascular organization in Linum." Amer. J. Bot. 40:618-626. 1953
Peter Bishop Kaufman 1954
Kaufman, P.B. "Histological responses of the rice plant. Oryza sativa to 2, 4-D". Amer. J. Bot. 42:649-659. 1955. "Development of the shoot of Oryza sativa L.I. The shoot apex." Phytomorphology 9:288-242. 1959a. II. "Leaf histogenesis." Phytomorphology 9:277-311. 1959b. III. "Early stages in histogenesis of the stem and ontogeny of the adventitious root." Phytomorphology 9:382-404. 1959c.
Robert Ver Dean Parke 1956
Parke, R.V. "Growth periodicity and the shoot tip of Abies concolor." Amer. J. Bot. 46:110-118. 1959. "Initial vascularization of the vegetative shoot of Abies concolor." Amer. J. Bot. 50:464-469. 1963.

Thomas Brendan O'Neill 1956
O'Neil, T.B. "Primary vascular organization of Lupinus shoot." Bot. Gaz. 123:1-9. 1961.

Amelie Compton Burr Blyth 1956
Blyth, A. "Origin of primary extraxylary stem fibers in dicotyledons." Univ. Calif. Pubs. Bot. 30:145-232.
Ray Franklin Evert 1958
Evert, R.F. "Phloem structure in Pyrus communis L. and its seasonal changes." Univ. Calif. Pubs. Bot. 32:127-194. 1960
Engracia Arguelles Rasa 1960
Rasa, E.A. and K. Esau. "Anatomic effects of curly-top and aster yellows viruses on tomato." Hilgardia 30:469-515. 1961.
Charles Harrinton Lamoureux 1961
Lamoureux, C.H. "Comparative studies on phloem of vascular cryptogams." Diss. Univ. California (unpublished). 1961.
Lalit Mohan Srivastava 1962
Srivastava, L.M. "Secondary phloem in the Pinaceae." Univ. Calif. Pubs. Bot. 36:1-142. 1963.
E. Mark Engleman 1963
Engleman, E.M. "Fine structure of the proteinaceous substance in sieve tubes." Planta 59:420-426. 1963. "Sieve element of Impatiens sultanii 1. Wound reaction." Ann. Bot. 29:83-101. 1965a. "Sieve element of Impatiens sultanii 2. Developmental aspects." Ann. Bot. 29:103-118. 1965b.
Clyde Lacey Calvin 1966
Calvin, C.L. "The vascular tissues and development of sclerenchyma in the stem of the mistletoe, Phoradendron flavescens." Bot. Gaz. 128:35-59. 1967a. "Anatomy of the endophytic system of the mistletoe, Phoradendron flavescens." Bot. Gaz. 117-137. 1967b.

James Joseph McGrath 1966
McGrath, J.J. "Secondary phloem in ash (Fraxinus velutina: anatomy and seasonal changes.)" Diss. Abstr. 27(3):704B-705B. 1966.


University of California, Santa Barbara

Jennifer Alta Thorsch 1981
Thorsch, J.A. and K. Esau. "Changes in the endoplasmic reticulum during differentiation of a sieve element in Gossypium hirsutum." J. Ultrastruct. Res. 74:183-194. 1981. "Nuclear degeneration and the association of endoplasmic reticulum with the nuclear envelope and microtubules in maturing sieve elements of Gossypium hirsutum." J. Ultrastruct. Res. 74:195-204. 1981. "Ultrastructural studies of protophloem sieve elements in Gossypium hirsutum." J. Ultrastruct. Res. 75:339-351. 1981. "Microtubules in differentiating sieve elements of Gossypium hirsutum." J. Ultrastruct. Res. 78:73-83.
  *Year Ph.D awarded