The Seeds of A New Era

The Seeds of A New Era

Streaming Video - 2006
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Shedding light on today's biotech revolution, this intro-level program examines the controversies surrounding genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, specifically in agriculture. The program explains the process of modification using crown gall disease and Agrobacterium tumefaciens as models to demonstrate how genetic engineering works in plants. Marker genes, DNA constructs, promoters, ligase, restriction enzymes, and the real-world agricultural applications of transgenic plants are analyzed. The film clearly shows that, regarding the long-term use of GMOs and their products, farms are both working laboratories and ethical battlegrounds.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (30 min.) :,sd., col., digital file +,instructional materials (online)

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