Weed to Wonder: How Humans Changed Corn and Corn Changed Human Society

Development of Hybrid Maize

George Shull explains hybrid corn and heterosis (hybrid vigor), 1909

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 corn grown today.

Duration: 3 minutes, 23 seconds

Shull recreation
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