Thursday, September 30, 2010
A collection of interesting or useful plant biology videos on YouTube (and maybe elsewhere) with brief commentary, assembled by the team at www.ChloroFilms.org - Plant Biology Videos on YouTube. If you know of any plant biology videos that should be featured in this blog, please add them in a comment. Thanks!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
"Hey there, little lady, how're ya' feelin' tonight?" So begins a sweet and romantic and whimsical song about the Golgi apparatus. Yes, the Golgi apparatus! A winner in Chlorofilms contest #1.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
You will be rocking to time-lapse footage of flowers opening, dancing. Fun! A 1st prize winner at www.ChloroFilms.org (contest #1).
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Shows the workings of the microscopic solar collector used in Photosystem I, the first part of photosynthesis linked to water splitting. Nice animation of light energy bouncing around in the light harvesting complex, until it is captured by the reaction center.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Slick animation of plant growth, cell division, meristems, lateral roots, auxin transport...gets a bit too technical in some of its references to molecular biology. An advert for VIB.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Chris Somerville (Director of EBI, UC Berkeley) summarizes the rationale and technical aspects of moving towards second-generation cellulosic biofuels. One-hr lecture/powerpoint. Authoritative and informative.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
A short, wonderfully whimsical, and funny video showing vesicle trafficking in plant cells. A slick combination of video microscopy (cellular machinery tagged with GFP, a fluorescent protein, clever animation and good acting. This would be a great video to show in cell biology lectures.
A fresh presentation of sex in plants, using the human body to such creative effect. Visually captivating. You will look at flowers in a new way after seeing this video. The puns are a extra treat. See additional winners of the ChloroFilms context at this link. Must see.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Humorous interviews of MIT grads questioned on the origin of plant mass (wood), followed by a dance of marshmallow peeps simulating carbon dioxide capture and processing into sugars during photosynthesis (Calvin cylce). Won a 2nd prize at www.Chlorofilms.org