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  • AgIdea Plant Breeding
    Deana Namuth-Covert dcovert2@unl.edu
    Place for us to organize people and classes/training opportunities interested in working together.

  • 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

  • Plant Breeding Training Network (PBTN)
    Leah Sandall lsandall5@unl.edu
    Welcome to the Plant Breeding Training Network (PBTN)!  Feel free to browse the reference materials located within the community.  To go through a lesson, please follow the below information to set up a PBTN account that will allow you to enter the course.  Here are instructions about how to create a PBTN account. Building on infrastructure created through the support of the NSF, PBTN was created as part of the Triticeae CAP and is now supported by WheatCAP, both funded by USDA-NIFA. Please take a look around and we hope you find the materials, webinars, and courses in this environment to be rewarding. Together we can meet the food needs of a growing population, in the midst of climate challenges. We hope you become a frequent visitor of this site to share with us the experiences of this exciting project. Jason Cook and Leah Sandall PBTN Project Director and Administrator Jorge Dubcovsky and Eduard Akhunov WheatCAP Project Directors         

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    Jablonski Diagrams
    This animation displays how electrons can absorb and transfer energy.
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    Genetic Mapping
    An overview of how genes affect an organism's traits, and how those
    genes are passed from one generation to the next. Also explains how
    scientists map locations of genes on chromosomes.
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    Corn Crossing
    An interactive animation first demonstrating how controlled crosses are made in corn then asking the learner to click and drag objects to make a controlled cross of their own.
Featured Lessons
  • Gene Design 1 - Gene Regions This lesson describes the three gene regions and their roles in gene expression. It also discusses how the regions of a gene can be altered to obtain desired trait expression.
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  • Golden Rice This article offers basic knowledge about the origination of Golden Rice, including some basic concepts of rice physiology and genetic. This article is aimed at helping college students, rice growers ...
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  • Asteraceae This lesson contains information about the Asteraceae family.
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  • DNA for Dinner 4-H Curriculum Curriculum Authors:  Peggy G. Lemaux and Barbara Alonso. University of California, Berkeley It is “(DNA for) Dinner” Time! The five lessons in this curriculum, designed for fifth through eigh...
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  • Herbicidas que Actúan A través de la Fotosíntesis En esta lección se examinarán los herbicidas que afectan los procesos celulares relacionados con la utilización de la luz, causando así daños a las plantas. Existen cuatro mecanismos básicos que...
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