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Sea in the Seed, The: Sperm of ‘Ginkgo Biloba’ And Reproductive Evolution in Plants

Synopsis
Explores reproductive evolution in plants. Relates how in Japan in 1896, Hirase Sakugoro discovered flagellated sperm in a seed of the ‘Ginkgo biloba’, and later Ikeno Seiichiro found the same type of sprem in ‘Cycas revoluta’. These discoveries indicated that the ginkgo and cycads are intermediate forms between higher and lower plants on the evolutionary scale. Only recently has the detailed process of fertilisation of the higher plants been recorded in the living state. Reproduction processes in cycads and ginkgo provide a unique key to our understanding of the evolution of higher plants.
Language
English
Country
Japan
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 35 min.
Year of production
2000
Availability
Sale
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
botany; reproduction (biological)

Credits

Director
Yuki Suzuki
Producer
Kazuo Okada
Writer
Yuki Suzuki
Cast
Mike Bullivant 

Production Company

Name

JAPAN

Email
info@TokyoCinema.net
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Phone
+81 3 3269 6751
Fax
+81 3 3269 6746

Distributor

Name

British Universities Film & Video Council

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
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Phone
020 7393 1503
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
Notes
The BUFVC’s distribution library of videos and DVDs includes Samuel Beckett’s EH JOE! starring Patrick Magee, and two series of InterUniversity History Film Consortium films which make extensive use of archive footage. NB The IUHFC films have been digitised for free, online viewing by UK HE institutions - see British Universities Film & Video Council InterUniversity History Film Consortium Films (qv).

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