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  • TCAP Introduction to T3

    Welcome! This course is a self-paced introduction to the Triticeae Toolbox. To access the course, you must enroll in the Moodle section by clicking the link to the left under the heading "courses."

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  • 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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  • 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. 

Featured Animations
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    Syringing
    This video clip discusses the technique of syringing for water management in turf grasses. (Link broken 10-11-12, actual URL is http://passel.unl.edu/animation/movies/handwatering.mov)
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    Terminator Technology in Cotton Plants
    The "Terminator" technology is designed to make biotechnology-derived plants produce non-viable seeds. This animation depicts how one type of Terminator system works in cotton.
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    Who Wants to be a Genetic Engineer?
    This interactive animation invites the viewer to decide and place in order, the steps they would need to take to develop two genetically engineered plants.
Featured Lessons
  • Auxin and Auxinic Herbicide Mechanism(s) of Action - Part 2 - Advanced The selective control of broadleaf weeds in cereal grain crops by auxinic herbicides has made this group one of the most widespread and important herbicide families in use. These herbicides are thought to act as hormone mimics. This lesson will detail how these herbicides are related structurally and physiologically to the natural plant hormone, auxin (indole-3-acetic acid; IAA) and explain the biochemical mechanisms which may be involved in their action. The mechanism of cell to cell transport and cellular uptake of auxins will be reviewed as well as how they cause cell elongation and induce ethylene biosynthesis. Receptors, signal transduction pathways and changes in gene expression for the natural hormone, IAA, will be described and related their role in auxinic herbicide activity.
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  • Soil Genesis and Development, Lesson 6 - Global Soil Resources and Distribution This lesson discusses soil resources and functions at the global scale.      
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  • Inhibitors of Aromatic Amino Acid Biosynthesis This lesson will detail the biochemical mechanisms that are affected by herbicides which inhibit a plant’s ability to synthesize amino acids. The significance of amino acids and proteins will also b...
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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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  • Breeding for Grain Quality Traits: The challenges of measuring phenotypes and identifying genotypes. An introduction to methods and difficulties of plant breeding.  Comparisons are made between corn, proso millelt, wheat, and sorghum.
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Director, Insectary/Blauvelt Lab
Cornell University
sly27@cornell.edu
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