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!

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Karl is a Ph.D. Candidate in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics at UW-Madison. In addition to his research on the genetics of sweet corn, he is also completing a minor in science communication and is working on several media projects about plant breeding. His favorite produce might just be squash.


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