Corn has made remarkable yield gains, especially as compared to other common crops. In these three videos, we first discuss teosinte and the origins of corn and then describe how Native Americans developed various types of corn prior to the arrival of Columbus. We introduce how the process of corn hybridization was discovered. “Corn Breeding” goes on to describe the steps in corn breeding today, including traditional breeding, molecular marker-assisted selection, and transgenic techniques.
Corn Breeding 1 covers the origins of corn and Native American breeding.
Corn Breeding 2 covers hybrid innovation in corn breeding.
Corn Breeding 3 covers modern corn breeding techniques.