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Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
Part of the archive's Junior Biology series, this study of maize is aided by diagrammatic, time-lapse, and microscopic footage.
'A biological study of maize, the universal corn. The camera speeds up its growth from seed to harvest. A magnified section of the leaf surface shows the stomata in action in fine and wet weather; the mechanism of germination is described; experiments show which mineral salts are needed in the soil.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-1943)
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