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  • CGIAR Integrated Breeding Platform

    The Integrated Breeding Platform is a development being led by the Generation Challenge Programme (GCP), a part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) which has a mission to bring scientists from different horizons and with different skills to work together, bridging the gap between upstream and applied research, so that biotechnology could have greater impact on plant breeding efficiency in developing countries. The Integrated Breeding Platform functions as a one-stop-shop to provide information, tools, services and training.  Furthermore IBP hopes to provide developing countries with access to modern breeding technologies, breeding materials, and related information to facilitate their adoption of molecular breeding approaches and improve their plant breeding efficiency. This site provides educational and training opportunities to help people be able to better utilize the tools at the Integrated Breeding Platform, as well as to provide an online community area for webinars and discussion forums. In order to access the self-paced courses found at the left, you will need to click on the "Join Now" button found in the upper right corner of this page.  Right now the courses are under development and not ready for participants.  While you wait, you can view any materials found under the "lessons" or "animations/video" buttons. This project was supported in by the National Research Initiative Competitive Grants CAP project 2011-68002-30029 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.  

  • Global Learning Think Tank
    Deana Namuth-Covert dcovert2@unl.edu
    Welcome to a new area within the Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary! Here we'll continue discussions after the Feb 14th  seminar by Dr. Deana and team.  Archived recording is linked here and at image for: A Decade of Online International Impacts and Partnerships Through the Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary .  Please join our community to explore Plant and Soil Sciecnes eLibrary (PASSeL) resources, learn about new partnership opportunities, and discuss the future of science education. By joining the community, you will be able to participate in an ongoing forum of ideas and receive updates from us about new projects. To join the community, click "Join Now" in the upper right.    We have set up a discussion forum which you can participate in by clicking on the "discussion" button above.  The first time you access the forum, you will need to "enroll." Click "Enroll Me" on the page you are taken to. You will automatically receive email updates when new posts are made on the forum. To unsubscribe from the forum, follow the links at the bottom of the email.   Speakers included: Deana Namuth-Covert, Chuck Francis, Amy Kohmetscher, Deanna Leingang and Robert Vavala from UNL Dept of Agronomy and Horrticulture; Gwen Nugent from UNL NE Ctr for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools; Julie Albrecht from UNL Dept of Nutrition & Health Sciences; and Ndeye Ndack Diop from  CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme – Integrated Breeding Platform.        

  • North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course
    Steve Young syoung4@unl.edu
    Welcome to the North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course (NAIPSC) Online Community! The NAIPSC Online Community houses information about the NAIPSC Field Course, instructors, resources, and future opportunities to increase your knowledge of invasive plants. The 2013-2014 NAIPSC Webinar Series The 2013-2014 NAIPSC Webinar Series is now done. NAIPSC members can view the archived version by logging onto the NAIPSC Online Community. For more information about the NAIPSC Webinar Series and the Online Community, contact Steve Young. 2014 NAIPSC Web Course The first annual NAIPSC WC took place January 22-23, 2014. We had great sessions, good discussion, and no one complained about the food, hotel, or flight delays! If you weren't able to join us, don't worry because we recorded each session and have made them available in an 'archived' version. If you want to watch the sessions, contact Steve Young for details. Invasive Plants: Impacts on Ecosystems Are you interested in more than just how to control invasive plants? Have you had questions about where invasive plants occur and how they are impacting the most pristine to the most degraded ecosystems? Maybe you just want to know what an invasive plant is. If so, then you need to sign up for the all new course entitled, "Invasive Plants: Impacts on Ecosystems". In this 15-week course offered through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, you'll learn how invasive plants in arid climates are affecting hydrological cycles, the changes below-ground caused by invasive plants, the legacies of invasive plants, and much more. The format of this 3-credit course is similar to other college-level courses, except that the all of the instruction, materials, and activities are located online. You can participate from anywhere to hear the pre-recorded lectures, and be involved in the discussion board and complete the problem sets and other various assignments. To put all of your new found knowledge to use, an optional final project on several topics including land manager interviews, invasive plant spotlights, and creating an educational program will be available. For any professional, researcher, student, or instructor working or teaching in the fields of conservation or land management, this course is for you. No other course is going to teach you the 'why' and 'how' relating to the establishment of invasive plants in terrestrial ecosystems. Find out more by contacting Dr. Steve Young (steve.young@unl.edu) or downloading a brochure. The 2014 course has already begun, but a shorter 5-week version is being developed.

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Featured Animations
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    Gel Electrophoresis
    This animation explains how gel electrophoresis works. The affect of fragment size on movement through the gel is demonstrated.
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    Auxina e Herbicida Auxínico Mecanismos de Açao
    Portuguese version of Auxin and Auxinic Herbicide Mechanisms of Action
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    Herbicide Metabolism: Hydrolysis
    General and specific examples of major hydrolytic Phase I reactions are shown in this animation.
Featured Lessons
  • Herbicide Resistance: Mechanisms, Inheritance, and Molecular Genetics Explanation of the biochemical mechanisms and genetics of herbicide-resistance in weeds and the management and spread of herbicide-resistant weeds in relationship to the biochemical mechanisms and inheritance of resistance.
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  • European Corn Borer and Bacillus thuringiensis This lesson contains information about the history, life cycle, and host plants of the European corn borer and information relating to the history and biology of Bacillus thuringiensis.
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  • Propagation and Procreation - More of a Good Thing -Creating unique individuals or perfect little clones -Genetics of it all--Peas in Darwin's pods
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  • Manure Phosphorus and Surface Water Protection IV: Assessment of the Risk of Agricultural P Delivery Addresses the assessment of potential for P delivery to surface waters resulting from the interaction of the source and transport factors addressed in Lessons II and III.  The basic concepts and appl...
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  • Protein Detection in Plants This lesson will focus on molecular principles involved in the detection of biotechnology derived proteins in crops, using the lateral flow ELISA.
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Syngenta
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