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  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Online Certificate Program
    Kathy Schindler 402-472-1730
    The Plant Breeding and Genetics Professional Development - Certificate Program is being offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Here, in this eLibrary community, you will find a sample genetics exam. Use it to help determine whether you should take the Refresher Genetics module to begin the certificate, or if you are ready to start with the advanced core/elective modules.  More details of the certificate program are found in the left-hand menu links, including all available modules. To begin the sample genetics exam, click here or on the Lessons link above. Click on the "Sample Genetics Exam" lesson and then "Take Quiz."  Follow the simple pop-up instructions for creating an account which will appear next in the yellow screen.

  • Plant Breeders Without Borders
    Anthony Leddin
    Welcome to Plant Breeders Without Borders! Similar to the "Doctors Without Borders" concept, our organization aims to match volunteer plant breeders with projects overseas in underserved areas in the hopes of promoting the exchange of plant breeding knowledge. These volunteers would train locals to be plant breeders, as well as mentoring undergraduates involved in the project.  Ideally, the project leaves behind new, native plant breeders that are able to continue breeding work with support of the plant breeding volunteer from back in their home country.  If you are interested in involvement with this project, please contact Anthony Leddin at   Partners Melb Uni versity WA University  Sydney University Latrobe University FAO -CIAR Centre of underdeveloped crop species (Crops for the future) based in Malaysia. Australian Business Volunteers (ABV) Crawford fund The Noble foundation

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  • Pesticide Resistance Management
    Deana Namuth-Covert, PhD
    This e-Community location contains learning materials developed for pest resistance management - weeds, plant diseases, insect pressures, and genetics principles.  Click on the buttons at the top for "lessons" or "animations" for an alphabetical list of these resources.  To the left, you can follow the buttons where materials are packaged based upon general topics.           Funding for the development of materials found in this site has been provided by the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC)

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Featured Animations
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    Descripción de la Ingeniería Genética
    Esta animación muestra el proceso general de la ingeniería genética.
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    Genetic Engineering Vs. Traditional Breeding Timeline
    This animation compares the timeline for genetic engineering versus traditional plant breeding. It also compares the regulatory processes of each.
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    Overview of Crop Genetic Engineering
    A general look at the process of crop genetic engineering. This is the first of a series of seven animations that detail the process of crop genetic engineering. The six lessons after this are DNA and DNA Extraction, Gene Cloning, Gene Regions, Gene Modification, Gene Gun, and Backcross Breeding.
Featured Lessons
  • Soils - Part 1: The Origin and Development of Soil (How Soil Gets a Life and a Name) In this lesson, you will gain an understanding of the five soil forming factors and will be able to describe how each influences soil development. You will learn to identify common parent materials, determine the age of a soil, identify the types of native vegetation associated with different soils in Nebraska and define soil horizons. [This lesson, as well as the other nine lessons in the Soils series, is taken from the "Soils Home Study Course," published in 1999 by the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.]
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  • Case of the Drought Resistant Genetically Engineered Corn Plant This scenario accompanies the online lesson, "Transpiration - Water Movement Through Plants", and is designed to allow you to apply the concepts learned in that lesson to a real-life problem.
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  • Practical Applications of Herbicide Physiology This lesson will focus on the impact of herbicide and plant characteristics important in determining herbicide performance. Visual images will be used to illustrate several principles including herbic...
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  • Defoliation - Grazing Response A scenario to accompany 'Perennial Plant Response to Defoliation"  and provide an opportunity to apply the concepts learned in that lesson to a real-life problem
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  • A Place to Call Home Meeting the Needs of Perennial Plants
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