The International Atomic Energy Authority have released some new videos to their YouTube channel that may interest botanists. The most relevant video is The Birth of Centenario. This is about the breeding of a new strain of barley for the Andean highlands. The video shows how cross-breeding from mutant plants bombarded with radiation has produced a new strain of barley capable of feeding humans in the highlands of Peru.
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