The story of how humans changed corn and how corn changed human history. Topics include domestication, hybrid vigor, genome sequencing, jumping genes, and biofortification.
The Weed to Wonder site is a flexible “e-book” that can be viewed as a website, an app, or a printable PDF.
The site features podcasts and hands-on experiments in Mendelian inheritance, detecting a transposon in corn.
Source: Shoot Apical Meristem Project of Cornell University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Supported by the National Science Foundation.