Monday, January 18, 2010

fantastic vesicle traffic

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.

Fertile Eyes: Grand Prize winner in the 1st ChloroFilms contest

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

Photosynthetic peep show

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