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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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  • 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

  • Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee
    Jamie Sherman, Secretary
      To view additional success stories click on the link in the left menu   Please click here to report your plant breeding success stories.     Click on TCAP logo to see the Economic impact of USDA-NIFA small grains CAPs The Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee (SCC 080) is the USDA-sponsored advisory group of representatives from land grant universities.    The Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee represents national plant breeding with a focus on education in the broader sense, including providing information to the public and administrators, and encouraging the development of formal educational opportunities, continuing education, and lifelong learning.   Mission: To provide a forum for leadership on issues and opportunities of strategic importance to national core competency in plant breeding research and education   Membership: The PBCC members will consist of the representatives of the SCC-080 committee and others by request.  

Featured Animations
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    Water movement through roots
    This animation follows the movement of a water molecule from the soil into a root where it encounters several paths of transport until it reaches the xylem.
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    Transferéncia de Electrones Dentro de la Célula
    Esta animación lo llevará a través de las diferentes etapas de la transferéncia de electrones dentro de la célula.
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    Limonite Dehydration
    Chemical Weathering: dehydration of limonite to hematite
Featured Lessons
  • Corn Breeding: Lessons From the Past This is the first in a series of lessons specifically designed to instruct individuals without any formal training in genetics or statistics about the science of corn breeding. Individuals with formal training in genetics or statistics but without any training in plant breeding also may benefit from these lessons.
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  • DNA for Dinner 4-H Curriculum Curriculum Authors:  Peggy G. Lemaux and Barbara Alonso. University of California, Berkeley It is “(DNA for) Dinner” Time! The five lessons in this curriculum, designed for fifth through eigh...
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  • Descripción de la Ingeniería Genética
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  • Manure Phosphorus and Surface Water Protection I: Basic Concepts of Soil and Water P This lesson focuses on the process of eutrophication; the relationship between land application of manure and soil phosphorus (P) dynamics on P delivery to surface waters; and on the P dynamics in ...
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  • Soil Genesis and Development, Lesson 5 - Soil Classification and Geography This lesson discusses the characteristics of the 12 soil orders defined by the USDA soil classification system, the major factors involved with their formation, and their geographic distribution acros...
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