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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.  

  • Russian Learning Community

    This community contains eLibrary animations that have been translated to Russian. This project area is under development and new materials will be added as translations are completed. Click the "Lessons" and "Animations" tabs above to view translated content. *The animations contained in this community are awaiting review. 

  • 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  

    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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    Traditional Breeding vs. Biotechnology
    This animation shows the differences between natural plant breeding and plant breeding using biotechnology. The end result is a plant with the desired gene lacking undesired genes.
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    Marker Assisted Selection
    An animation showing how plant breeding has changed over time, including the use of molecular markers.
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    Wheat Stem Sawfly
    An example of the life cycle of the wheat stem sawfly. Shows how crop
    yields are affected by the sawfly and what scientists are doing to
    reduce their populations.
Featured Lessons
  • Native Plant Breeding: Bringing the Beauty of Nature Home Looks at how native plant breeders create plants with new combinations of desired traits; the relationship between plants, flowers and seeds; male and female structures flowers; flower types based on structures observed in the flower; and how flower structures impact plant crossbreeding.
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  • Gene Expression Part 1: Reading Genes to Make Proteins This lesson describes the steps involved in a cell as DNA sequence information is read to make RNA and RNA is read to make proteins.
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  • Just the facts Description of the fundamental concepts of trait inheritance in sexually reproducing species.
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  • Module 3: Biotechnology Practice Applications Examines functional foods, allergens, genetic engineering, and food safety.
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  • Asteraceae This lesson contains information about the Asteraceae family.
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