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  • CenUSA Education Material
    Deana Namuth-Covert
    What is the CenUSA Bioenergy Project? The CenUSA Bioenergy project is funded by the USDA and includes faculty and staff from 8 institutions working together to investigate perennial grasses as a feedstock for biofuels and the creation of a regional sustainable biofuels system in the Midwest. CenUSA Bioenergy Vision Our vision is to create a regional system for producing advanced transportation fuels derivedfrom perennial grasses grown on land that is either unsuitable or marginal for row crop production.  In addition to producing advanced biofuels, the proposed system will improve the sustainability of existing cropping systems by reducing agricultural runoff of nutrients and soil and increasing carbon sequestration. To learn more about the CenUSA project, please visit the CenUSA home page at http://www.cenusa.iastate.edu/ To view the educational materials we have created thus far, click on the "lessons" tab above.  Find additional quizzes by clicking on the "CenUSA Education" link under the self-paced course heading.  The left hand tabs will take you to more detailed descriptions of the CenUSA project objectives.                                                                  The CenUSA Bioenergy project is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30411 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.    

  • 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

  • UNL Plant Breeding and Genetics Symposium

    Please join us for the 2014 UNL Plant Breeding and Genetics Symposium! April 1, 2014   UNL plant breeding and genetics graduate students are excited to organize and host the 2nd UNL Plant Breeding and Genetics Symposium.  The 2012 symposium was a big success and we look forward to having another great symposium this year.  We welcome UNL students and faculty as well as visitors from surrounding plant breeding research stations. The symposium will also be offered online as a live webinar.  If you can not attend in person, please take advantage of the webinar.  Registration is encouraged for the webinar, so we can send you additional information about viewing the webinar closer to the symposium date.

Featured Animations
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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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    Peroxidación de Lípidos
    Muestra el proceso de peroxidación de lípidos y la resultante destrucción de las membranas.
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    Hydrolysis of Feldspar
    Chemical Weathering: hydrolysis of feldspar
Featured Lessons
  • Breeding for Resistance in California Strawberry to Verticillium Dahliae This e-library lesson will focus on breeding resistant strawberries to the fungus Verticillium dahliae, common name Verticillium wilt. This is a serious fungal disease that can result in a loss of 50% or more of a strawberry harvest when grown in infested soil . This lesson is written for undergraduate and graduate students who are currently studying plant pathology or the management of crop disease. The main goal is to provide an example of how a cultivar can be made more resistant to a plant pathogen with the use of plant breeding methods.  
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  • Theories Behind Plant Tissue Culture When introducing a foreign gene into a target genome in plant tissue, you need to grow the transgenic cell to a complete plant. This is done by plant tissue culture, a biotechnique based on the concep...
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  • MB1 - Molecular Breeding: the use of molecular markers for efficient crop improvement
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  • Module 5: Allergenicity This lesson discusses some of the issues that consumers experience following exposure to certain foods. This lesson will define and discuss food allergies, properties of food allergens, as well as the...
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  • International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) Overview of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV). The eLesson will explain the key elements of the 1991 UPOV Convention and the importance of intellectual prope...
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Montana State University
jsherman@montana.edu
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