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  • 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 aleddin@valleyseeds.com.   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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  • Building Hydroponic Systems
    Brian Waters bwaters2@unl.edu
    Welcome!  "Buildling Hydroponic Systems"  in an educational project being developed by the Waters Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Brian Waters has developed a system that can be used by researchers and educators to experiment with the uses of hydroponic systems. Please join this community for updates as new learning materials become available.    This site has been developed through grant funding provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

  • TCAP Graduate Courses
    Jamie Sherman Deana Namuth-Covert
     The Triticeae CAP will offer several graduate course modules each year. You will find links to each module in the left-hand menu of this page.  Please join this community to receive updates about upcoming TCAP graduate courses. Plant Breeding strategies is an entry level 6 week module that will challenge students to design a plant breeding program differentiating between a variety of approaches.  Next offering: TBD Entering Mentoring is an 8 week module that will be offered next in winter of 2014.  The Entering Mentoring Seminar will accelerate the process of learning to be a mentor by providing an intellectual framework, an opportunity to experiment with different mentoring techniques, a forum to discuss mentoring dilemmas, and second-hand exposure to more students and situations through group sharing.Attendees must be actively involved in mentoring a student to participate. Quantitative Genetics was last offered in April of 2012.    Basic elements of quantitative genetics will be presented so that students might fully understand implications to plant breeding. Practical experience in linkage and QTL mapping will also be provided.  Next offering TBD. Association mapping will be offered late in the fall of 2012, registration will be September of 2012.  Topics to be covered will include: Review of Quantitative Genetics and Molecular Breeding, Methods and Software for Association Mapping, Design and Interpretation of QTL mapping, Genomic Selection and Comparison of MAS, Association Breeding and Genomic selection.  Pre-requisites - Plant Breeding strategies and Quantitative genetics.  

Featured Animations
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    Limonite Dehydration
    Chemical Weathering: dehydration of limonite to hematite
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    Sub-Soil Contact
    This animation shows how plants uptake herbicides from the soil.
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    La Transpiración
    Esta animación describe como se mueve el agua a través de las plantas y como este movimiento es afectado por diversos factores.
Featured Lessons
  • Inhibitors of Branched Chain Amino Acid Biosynthesis Herbicides that inhibit the production of the branched chain amino acids valine, leucine and isoleucine are used for total vegetation management and selective weed control in a wide variety of crops.  There are currently four different chemical families that share this MOA.  Before the development of glyphosate-tolerance crop technology, branched chain amino acid inhibitors were the mainstay for several major row crops.  While this is still a very important herbicide MOA, the major increase in herbicide resistance weeds since 1980 has been the direct result selection pressure from these herbicides.  There are currently more weed species resistant to branched chain amino acid inhibitors than any other herbicide MOA.
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  • Inhibitors of Fatty Acid Synthesis and Elongation Fatty acid synthesis and fatty acid elongation are two parts of a critically important pathway in plants. The endproducts are essential components of cell membranes, waxes, and suberin. Two chemical f...
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  • Corn Rootworm - Part 2: Corn Rootworm Management This lesson will discuss economic thresholds and management options related to the corn rootworm complex consisting of the northern, western, and southern corn rootworm, with emphasis on the norther...
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  • Quantitative Traits Examines quantitative versus qualitative traits, looking at the use of phenotypes in determining quantitative control of heritability.  
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  • Marker-Assisted Selection A method of selecting desirable individuals in a breeding scheme based on DNA molecular marker patterns instead of, or in addition to, their trait values.A tool that can help plant breeders select mor...
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Head, Germplasm Technology
Syngenta
ray.riley@syngenta.com
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