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Secrets of Plant Genomes Revealed!


Plant genome research is already revolutionizing the field of biology. Currently, scientists are unlocking the secrets of some of the most important plants in our lives, including corn, cotton and potatoes. Secrets of Plant Genomes: Revealed! takes viewers on a lively, upbeat journey that explores how these plants got to be the way they are and investigates how we can make better use of them in the future. Plant scientists are hard at work--in the lab, in the field and at the computer--to increase our understanding of nature. Secrets of Plant Genomes: Revealed! makes the study of plants exciting and relevant by showing how learning more about plants can improve our everyday lives.

Secrets of Plant Genomes: Revealed! is also available for download in four parts (.mpg format). Right-click on the name and "Save As...":
Introduction 190Mb
Corn: The Dynamic Genome 175Mb
Cotton: Building a Better Plant 164Mb
Potatoes vs. Late Blight: Plants at War and Peace 248Mb

Credit: National Science Foundation/Twin Cities Public Television

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