Science Behind the News - Tomato: DECODED

A 14-nation consortium of geneticists and bioinformatics specialists deciphers the sequence and location of the 35,000 genes of the tomato, an international food crop. This video focuses on the work done by American researchers, who explain the process of genome sequencing, and how a sequenced genome aids plant breeders in selecting precisely for desirable traits, including yield, shape, natural resistance to disease, and flavor. "Tomato: DECODED" was produced in partnership with NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation.