Hybrid varieties

The video above shows a diagrammatic representation of hybrid maize production

 

flowers in hothouse

Many ornamental plant species that are used today are hybrids.


wheat crop

The increase in yield in many agricultural crops can be attributed to hybridisation.

The video above is an historical recreation of George Shull at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 1909, on the centennial of his experiment that was the foundation for all hybrid maize grown today.

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