Plant quantitative geneticist who was the leader of the Birmingham school of quantitative genetics. Author, with his Birmingham colleague John Jinks of the text Biometrical Genetics. He also later served as Vice Chancellor (head) of the University of Southampton.
An extensive obituary of Mather was published in the Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 48, 241-266, 1992.
His entry in the Wikipedia
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