How to breed Tomatoes and Potatoes

The Chlorofilms plant biology video contest has just closed the entry period for Round 2, and here is my submission. Pollination Methods: Solanum. Everything you need to know to make your own crosses with tomatoes and potatoes, two crops that are very much alike, believe it or not. I am producing these videos as a side project for my graduate program, which will eventually cover a wide variety of crops. You can view parts 1 and 2 of the Youtube versions, but the quicktime movies one the program website have the best quality. You can download them to play in your iPods if you want, including a huge 640×480 HQ video. You can subscribe to the Wisconsin Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics Youtube channel here.

Here’s to hoping that I win a prize again! Here are the other submissions, check them out!

Karl earned his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics at UW-Madison, with a minor in Life Science Communication. His dissertation was on both the genetics of sweet corn and plant genetics outreach. He currently works as a public research geneticist in Madison, WI. His favorite produce might just be squash.

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3 comments on “How to breed Tomatoes and Potatoes
  1. Eric says:

    Hey nice job! I got the link from Pam’s blog. Hope you are planning to do wheat (and maybe even a how-to on Brachypodium?)

  2. Hi Eric, I will be doing a video on small grains including wheat, barley, and rye. I suppose the techniques could carry over to Brachypodium as well? I’ve also got someone clamoring for Onion, too! Thanks for the review.

  3. Thank you so much for posting this video. I really feel I can give this tomato breeding a go.

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