The first hybrid plant | Botany: A Blooming History

Thomas Fairchild was the first to artificially cross two plant species and produce a new hybrid plant. This brought him into conflict with the teachings of the day, which considered all life to be God’s creation.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 1'48''
  • Broadcast year: 2011
Curriculum Connection
  • Biology | Reproduction, genetics and evolution | Evolution | Speciation

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Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: Botany: A Blooming History
  • Episode: A Confusion of Names