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Plant genomes revealed: Corn

CALS geneticist John Doebley is one of the stars in an entertaining NSF video entitled Secrets of Plant Genomes Revealed. The presentation is fast-paced and flip. It’s a pretty effective intro to why the science of plant genomics is important and how it works. There are four segments. The first introduces plant genomics and the technologies involved. Each of the other three focuses on genomic studies of a major crop. Doebley appears in the first of these, called Corn: The Dynamic Genome. The other two are Potatoes vs. Late Blight: Plants at War and Peace and Cotton: Building a Better Plant.