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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. 

  • Pesticide Resistance Management
    Deana Namuth-Covert, PhD dcovert2@unl.edu
    This e-Community location contains learning materials developed for pest resistance management - weeds, plant diseases, insect pressures, and genetics principles.  Click on the buttons at the top for "lessons" or "animations" for an alphabetical list of these resources.  To the left, you can follow the buttons where materials are packaged based upon general topics.           Funding for the development of materials found in this site has been provided by the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC)

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  • Experiential Learning in Agricultural Sciences (ELAS)
    Martha Mamo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln dnolan2@unl.edu
    Our hope is that this community will become a wealth of information shared.  Please use the Discussion Board above (and within each specific area)  to post lesson plans, images, and other items of interest.  From time to time we will move items that have been posted to the most appropriate areas of the site. In the Discussion Board above, the first few postings contain materials to help you learn how to create dynamic posts and attach materials to your posts. ELAS Events and Workshops will be a place for us to provide lists of specific events of interest to ELAS. ELAS Pedagogical Resources link in the left menu is an area where we will share information about materials available on the web and through other sources. ELAS Teaching Tips link in the left menu will be used to share tips and tricks that have been found useful, and possibly warnings of things that don't seem to work. ELAS Activities and Lesson Plans will eventually contain a variety of actual activities and lesson plans for your use. ELAS Leader Contacts provides you with a list of the original leaders of this site, including their affiliations and email addresses.

    Contents of this Community may be viewed only after joining. A joining request requires approval by the Community owner before access is provided.
Featured Animations
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    Making a Gene Library
    This animation shows how to make a colony of new DNA in order to locate a specific gene of interest. This is the third of four animations detailing the gene cloning process. To begin at the beginning, choose Making a Recombinant Plasmid. (The animation prior to this one is Bacteria Transformation. The animation just after this one is Screening a DNA Library.)
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    Protein Synthesis: Transcription/Translation Overview
    This animation shows the transcription process of RNA within the plant cell. Single stranded RNA moves out of the cell where it is translated into proteins. This is the first in a series of three animations on protein synthesis. The other two animations are Transcription and Translation.
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    Herbicide Resistance
    Illustrates how selection for herbicide resistance occurs.
Featured Lessons
  • Corn Rootworm: Small insect, big impact Corn rootworm can cause devastating effects to corn yields.  The focus of this lesson is the ongoing research of scientists as they work to combat the resistance of Corn rootworm to control measures.  The importance of this research in developing Insect Resistance Management strategies is discussed.
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  • Golden Rice This article offers basic knowledge about the origination of Golden Rice, including some basic concepts of rice physiology and genetic. This article is aimed at helping college students, rice growers ...
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  • Metabolism of Herbicides or Xenobiotics in Plants This lesson will take an indepth view of how plants handle foreign chemicals (xenobiotics) such as herbicides. It will discuss the three main phases that plants use to handle toxic chemicals, which en...
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  • Soils - Part 1: The Origin and Development of Soil (How Soil Gets a Life and a Name) In this lesson, you will gain an understanding of the five soil forming factors and will be able to describe how each influences soil development. You will learn to identify common parent materials, d...
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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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Montana State University
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