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Featured Animations
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    Lipid Biosynthesis
    This animation shows the process of lipid biosynthesis. It focuses on the biotin carrier protein.
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    Gene Cloning
    A basic depiction of the steps in gene cloning. This is the third of a series of seven animations that detail the process of crop genetic engineering. To begin at the beginning, see Overview of Crop Genetic Engineering. (To return to the animation previous to this, go to DNA and DNA Extraction. To go to the next animation, go to Gene Regions.)
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    Wheat Stem Sawfly
    An example of the life cycle of the wheat stem sawfly. Shows how crop
    yields are affected by the sawfly and what scientists are doing to
    reduce their populations.
Featured Lessons
  • DNA and DNA Extraction This lesson discusses what DNA is and how it relates to genes and chromosomes. How and why DNA is extracted in the genetic engineering process is also covered.
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  • Backcross Breeding 1 - Basic Gene Inheritance This lesson reviews the basics of gene inheritance. It compares plants that are homozygous, heterozygous, and hemizygous for an allele and how gene expression is affected by the dominance of an allele...
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  • Linkage - Part 2 Learn to make predictions about inheritance using map unit distances and genetic markers, assemble maps from multiple-point linkage data, define the relationship between linkage maps, linkage groups a...
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  • Soil Genesis and Development, Lesson 2 - Processes of Weathering This lesson identifies the factors of weathering processes and how they influence soil formation.
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  • Correlation Using the R Statistical Package - Part 3: R Functions and Scripts Ashu Guru University of Nebraska Raikes School Deana Namuth-Covert University of Nebraska Dept of Agronomy and Horticulture 2014 In this lesson module we will calculate t...
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