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  • Plant Breeding Graduate Student Community
    Jamie Sherman jsherman@montana.edu
    Growing the Future With the loss of plant breeding positions in the public sector, there has been a loss of the infrastructure that supports plant breeding training, including a reduction in professors with plant breeding expertise, a critical mass of students often too low to provide a stimulating learning environment, and the inability to offer courses with sufficient audience. Although studies support the positive impact of a strong community on learning, currently, students are often trained in isolation.  The PBTN has been established to mitigate isolation barriers that currently limit plant breeding education at most institutions and in most plant breeding work places around the world.  PBTN supports online course sharing (See list of courses).  The PBTN online graduate student community  is a place for students around the world to make contact with other plant breeding students, providing an opportunity  to exchange ideas, develop interpersonal skills (such as communication and collaboration) and build a plant breeding student community. If you have questions about the community, graduate work in plant breeding, or career oportunities, please contact us.  Jamie Sherman Director-TCAP graduate community and PBTN jsherman@montana.edu   Mary Brakke Director-TCAP undergraduate community brakk001@umn.edu   Deana Namuth-Covert Director-Plant Breeding Training Network (PBTN) dcovert2@unl.edu     This community is funded by the Triticeae CAP project. 

  • Science for Educators Lifelong Learning Community
    Christine E Haney Douglass Program Coordinator chaney3@unl.edu University of Nebraska Lincoln
    Welcome! We have created this online learning community to offer a place for science teachers who are current graduate students, recent graduates and/or active professionals to share their ideas, lesson plans, publications and questions with others who are working to teach science. PLEASE JOIN THE SELF_PACED COURSES IN THE LEFT HAND MENU (free to join) TO SEE NEW JOB, GRANT & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. This was the best way we could manage the wealth of information. Please use this space to explore and share and submit only items you are comfortable with others using for free.  This location is meant to further the knowledge and experience of teaching science by learning, adjusting and adapting to what others before you have contributed. Feel free to contact us at any time to make suggestions or ask questions. We are so happy you have joined us and wish you much luck as you progress in your own professional knowledge! Kind Regards, Master of Applied Science, Science for Educators specialization team University of Nebraska Lincoln  

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  • CenUSA Bioenergy Online Peer Network
    Deana Namuth-Covert dcovert2@unl.edu
    Welcome to the CenUSA Bioenergy Online Peer Network! This space is designed for learning and collaboration. Feel free to browse the reference materials located within the community.  If you would like to view current discussion topics and collaborate with other community members, you'll need to create an account.  Here are instructions to create an account. If you are visiting the community page to attend a webinar, here are instructions on how to use the Adobe Connect meeting room. The CenUSA Bioenergy Online Peer Network is currently funded in part by a USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant. It is a collaboration among the Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary, eXtension, university and college educators/students, and researchers. Partners from over 9 states, USDA and 7 universities are members. We launched the fall of 2011.  Please take a look around and we hope you find the materials, webinars, classes and interactions with colleagues in this environment to be rewarding. Together we can meet the fuel needs of a growing population, in the midst of climate challenges. We hope you become a frequent visitor of this site to share with us the experiences of this exciting project.    

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Featured Animations
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    Backcross Breeding
    How the conventional breeding method of backcross breeding is done. This is the seventh of a series of seven animations that detail the process of crop genetic engineering. To begin at the beginning, see Overview of Crop Genetic Engineering. (To return to the animation previous to this, go to Gene Gun.)
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    Регионы гена Gene Regions - Russian
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    Enzyme Action
    This animation shows the role of EPSP synthase in binding shikimate-3-phosphate and PEP.
Featured Lessons
  • Kid Quiz, Horticulture A brief elementary school level quiz on horticulture.
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  • Asteraceae This lesson contains information about the Asteraceae family.
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  • Overview of Plant Genetic Engineering A general description of the overall process of genetic engineering. A basic explanation of the five steps for genetically engineering a crop is provided.
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  • Gene Design 2 - Gene Constructs This lesson builds upon the gene region lesson discussing the gene construct of currently used hybrids and explaining how these combinations result in a particular gene expression.
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  • La Transpiración - Movimiento del Agua a Través de las Plantas La transpiración es la pérdida de agua en forma de vapor por las plantas. El agua es absorbida del suelo por las raíces y transportada en forma líquida por el xilema hacia las hojas. En las hojas,...
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln
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