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  • CenUSA Education Material
    Deana Namuth-Covert
    What is the CenUSA Bioenergy Project? The CenUSA Bioenergy project is funded by the USDA and includes faculty and staff from 8 institutions working together to investigate perennial grasses as a feedstock for biofuels and the creation of a regional sustainable biofuels system in the Midwest. CenUSA Bioenergy Vision Our vision is to create a regional system for producing advanced transportation fuels derivedfrom perennial grasses grown on land that is either unsuitable or marginal for row crop production.  In addition to producing advanced biofuels, the proposed system will improve the sustainability of existing cropping systems by reducing agricultural runoff of nutrients and soil and increasing carbon sequestration. To learn more about the CenUSA project, please visit the CenUSA home page at http://www.cenusa.iastate.edu/ To view the educational materials we have created thus far, click on the "lessons" tab above.  Find additional quizzes by clicking on the "CenUSA Education" link under the self-paced course heading.  The left hand tabs will take you to more detailed descriptions of the CenUSA project objectives.                                                                  The CenUSA Bioenergy project is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30411 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.    

  • TCAP Undergraduate Community
    Jamie Sherman jsherman@montana.edu Mary Brakke brakk001@umn.edu Deana Namuth-Covert dcovert2@unl.edu
    Undergraduate Students in TCAP Click on the map below to see where TCAP students are located across the country.  Once the map opens in a new tab you can click on the red dots to learn more.   Undergraduate Research Internships in Plant Genetics and Plant Breeding The Plant Breeder Training Network for Undergraduate Students (PBTN – US) provides an excellent experience for students who wish to understand the science of plant genetics and plant breeding and acquire training in research. Students will gain knowledge and skills by assisting a graduate student with research and, with advice from their graduate mentor, planning and implementing an independent research project.   Purpose To meet global demand for food in the coming decades, new crop varieties adapted to conditions of changing climate, limited land, water and nutrient resources and unyielding disease pressure are needed.  This work requires the collaborative efforts of scientists with knowledge in the areas of genetics, genomics, breeding strategies and experimental design and the application of tools of molecular genetics and computational biology.   PBTN-US provides a way for undergraduate students to gain experience and skills in many of these areas, to learn about careers in research, and to prepare for the next step in their own research career. PBTN – US provides: paid research internships mentoring by trained graduate students interaction with undergraduate interns at other institutions interaction with professional plant breeders in academia and industry funds for travel to a scientific conference to present research results   To learn more about research internships, click below for a description of research projects and contact information. Research Projects http://triticeaecap.org/?q=node/11   Please contact us with any questions you have about plant breeding or internship opportunities.   Mary Brakke brakk001@umn.edu   Jamie Sherman  jsherman@montana.edu   Deana Namuth-Covert dcovert2@unl.edu

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Featured Animations
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    Herbicide Affects on the Chlorophyll Pathway
    This animation illustrates how herbicides affect the chlorophyll pathway and ultimately cause lipid peroxidation.
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    Sub-Soil Contact
    This animation shows how plants uptake herbicides from the soil.
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    Wheat Breeding Activity
    This interactive activity goes through the basic process used in a wheat breeding program. Crossing, genetic variation, selection and elements of DNA technology are discussed within this activity. The material is aimed towards high school or introductory life science undergraduate students.
Featured Lessons
  • Transformation 1 - Plant Tissue Culture This lesson explains the technique of tissue culture as used in plant transformation. It discusses important issues, such as the use of selectable markers, genotype specificity, and tissue culture alternatives.
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  • Auxin and Auxinic Herbicide Mechanism(s) of Action - Part 2 - Advanced The selective control of broadleaf weeds in cereal grain crops by auxinic herbicides has made this group one of the most widespread and important herbicide families in use. These herbicides are thoug...
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  • International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Overview of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The eLesson will explain the key elements of the IPPC and the importance of preventing pest spread and establishment as a result of th...
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  • Greening Up the Greens - Transpiration Application Scenario A scenario to accompany the online lesson, 'Transpiration - Water Movement Through Plants'.
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  • Just the facts Description of the fundamental concepts of trait inheritance in sexually reproducing species.
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