Hou Feng

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Hou Feng (Chinese: 侯锋; 3 February 1928 - 7 November 2020) was a Chinese engineer. He was known for his works in plant breeding.[1] He was known for his disease resistant cucumber, which earned him the nickname "Cucumber King" (黄瓜王).[2]

He was a member of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and Chinese Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS).

Hou died of illness in Tianjin, on November 7, 2020 at the age of 92.[3]

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  1. Li Yuan (李苑) (8 November 2020). 侯锋院士逝世 他被农民兄弟称为“黄瓜王”. sciencenet.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  2. 黄瓜王侯锋院士逝世. qq.com (in Chinese). 8 November 2020. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  3. 痛惜!“黄瓜王”侯锋院士逝世. thepaper.cn (in Chinese). 8 November 2020. Retrieved 8 November 2020.