Video 32: Nathaniel Comfort, clip 1
Nathaniel Comfort teaches history of science and medicine at George Washington University. In 2001, he published The Tangled Field, a biographical study of McClintock's life, thought, and impact. In this clip, he talks about McClintock's use of maize as a model organism for plant genetics.
corn genetics, maize as model organism, history of science, barbara mcclintock, nathaniel comfort
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What did McClintock think about the dissociator and activator genes?
Comments on McClintock's 1931 paper.
How was McClintock able to do what she did?
Comments on how McClintock used the breakage fusion bridge cycle to look for new mutations.
Why did McClintock stay at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory?
The Maize Genome Project is the culmination of a century of maize research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory that began with George Shull and continued with Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock.
George Beadle had successful research careers in corn and Drosophila genetics, before starting the field of Neurospora research.
Barbara McClintock did pioneer work in plant genetics. She received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1983.
Wildtype corn, bz-stable, and bz-mutable mutants.
DNAFTB Gallery 32: Barbara McClintock presents her work with maize.