American Rhododendron Society Web Site ARS
navigation menu background

Next Generation Program Podcasts

ARS Next_Gen Logo

For the Love of Rhododendron

Episode 2 - The genome was the puzzle

Synopsis: In this episode, Ryan and Juliana meet with Dr. Valerie Soza to learn about the Rhododendron williamsianum genome sequencing project. How a visionary researcher led a huge team of scientists on an epic adventure to tackle a 30,000-piece puzzle that took 10 years and a whole lot of persistence to complete.

Play Podcast


Explore the links below to learn more about topics mentioned in this episode:

Williamsianum Genome Academic Publication about
the R. williamsianum Genome

Rhododendron Genome Database The Rhododendron Plant
Genome Database

Learn Basic Genitics
Basic Genetics Suitable
for Schools and the Public

Plant Breeding & Genomics Plant Breeding and
Genomics Learning

Genomics NIH: 15 Ways Genomics
Influences Our World

Rhododendron International Articles about Rhododendron
Diversity and Evolution


Return to Podcast Index Page

American Rhododendron Society
P.O. Box 43, Craryville, NY 12521
Ph: 631-533-0375   E-Mail:
1998-2024/a>, ARS, All rights reserved.