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Genes and Cloning [electronic resource]: Science of Selective Breeding

Video Education Australasia
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Public controversy surrounding cloning and genetic modification increases with each new development in the field. Illustrating concepts at the heart of the debate, this program shows how biotechnology now drives large-scale agriculture through genetic engineering and sophisticated selective breeding. Outlining ways in which humans have indirectly modified plants and animals since the dawn of agriculture, the program details our ability to construct and insert genes for desirable characteristics into plants and increase livestock productivity with beneficial traits-screening out animals with disease or lower food yields. Engaging animation sequences reinforce important biotech concepts.
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29 min.
12 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 19, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Science of selective breeding
Genetic Science: Where Is It Leading Us?
Genetic science
  • Selective Breeding: Overview (3:21)
  • History of Modern Selective Breeding (2:51)
  • Modern Selective Breeding (3:48)
  • Theory of Genetic Modification (5:44)
  • Genetic Modification: Case Study (3:17)
  • Selective Breeding Techniques for Animals: Part 1 (4:35)
  • Selective Breeding Techniques for Animals: Part 2 (3:46)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2006.
Publisher no.
  • 40287 Films Media Group
  • 40382s Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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