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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. 

  • 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. 

  • Soil Resources 153 Fall 2013
    Martha Mamo, mmamo3@unl.edu Tim Kettler, tkettler2@unl.edu
    Characteristics of soils in relation to their appropriate uses and protection. Principles and practices using cooperative exercises including discussion, assessment, planning, problem-solving, writing, and presentation involving all aspects of soils.

Featured Animations
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    DNA Extraction for Plants
    This animation shows details on DNA extraction methods for plant material.
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    QTL Analysis: Single Factor ANOVA in Excel
    The link within this animation no longer works. Go to barleyworld.org to search for the data.
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    Обратное скрещивание Backcross Breeding - Russian
    Back cross breeding
Featured Lessons
  • Introduction to Biofuel: Perennial Grasses as a Feedstock
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  • Perennial Grass Growth and Development Central to the management of perennial grasses in traditional range and pasture and advanced biomass energy production systems is having a firm understanding of how grasses grow and develop.  In this...
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  • Backcross Breeding 2 - The Backcrossing Process This lesson discusses the final stage of developing genetically engineered crops. The need for backcrossing, and the steps of this breeding method are described. Yield lag, yield drag, and gene stac...
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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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  • Kid Quiz, Horticulture A brief elementary school level quiz on horticulture.
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