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  • 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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    Bacteria Transformation
    Illustrates the beginning stages of gene cloning. This animation shows how plasmids become recombinant and are inserted into bacteria cells. This is the second of four animations detailing the gene cloning process. To begin at the beginning, see Making a Recombinant Plasmid. (To see the next animation, go to Making a Gene Library.)
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    Allergic response
    This animation shows the process the human body goes through when exposed to allergens.
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    Who Wants to be a Genetic Engineer-Hebrew
    Hebrew version of "Who Wants to Be a Genetic Engineer" animation. Translation by Erez Garty at the The Davidson Institute of Science Education.
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  • International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Overview of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The eLesson will explain the key elements of the IPPC and the importance of preventing pest spread and establishment as a result of the international trade of plants and plant products. 
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  • Erosion Control Measures This lesson will discuss erosion control practices in the agricultural and construction environments. The impact of erosion management practices will be demonstrated with exercises using a USLE calcul...
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  • Transformation 1 - Plant Tissue Culture This lesson explains the technique of tissue culture as used in plant transformation. It discusses important issues, such as the use of selectable markers, genotype specificity, and tissue culture a...
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  • The Dihybrid Cross and Independent Assortment Examines the principle of segregation versus the principle of independent assortment and their effects on genetic data; and the concept of dominance.    
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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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Montana State University
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