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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.

  • CGIAR Integrated Breeding Platform

    The Integrated Breeding Platform is a development being led by the Generation Challenge Programme (GCP), a part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) which has a mission to bring scientists from different horizons and with different skills to work together, bridging the gap between upstream and applied research, so that biotechnology could have greater impact on plant breeding efficiency in developing countries. The Integrated Breeding Platform functions as a one-stop-shop to provide information, tools, services and training.  Furthermore IBP hopes to provide developing countries with access to modern breeding technologies, breeding materials, and related information to facilitate their adoption of molecular breeding approaches and improve their plant breeding efficiency. This site provides educational and training opportunities to help people be able to better utilize the tools at the Integrated Breeding Platform, as well as to provide an online community area for webinars and discussion forums. In order to access the self-paced courses found at the left, you will need to click on the "Join Now" button found in the upper right corner of this page.  Right now the courses are under development and not ready for participants.  While you wait, you can view any materials found under the "lessons" or "animations/video" buttons. This project was supported in by the National Research Initiative Competitive Grants CAP project 2011-68002-30029 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.  

  • CenUSA Education Material
    Deana Namuth-Covert
    What is the CenUSA Bioenergy Project? The CenUSA Bioenergy project is funded by the USDA and includes faculty and staff from 8 institutions working together to investigate perennial grasses as a feedstock for biofuels and the creation of a regional sustainable biofuels system in the Midwest. CenUSA Bioenergy Vision Our vision is to create a regional system for producing advanced transportation fuels derivedfrom perennial grasses grown on land that is either unsuitable or marginal for row crop production.  In addition to producing advanced biofuels, the proposed system will improve the sustainability of existing cropping systems by reducing agricultural runoff of nutrients and soil and increasing carbon sequestration. To learn more about the CenUSA project, please visit the CenUSA home page at http://www.cenusa.iastate.edu/ To view the educational materials we have created thus far, click on the "lessons" tab above.  Find additional quizzes by clicking on the "CenUSA Education" link under the self-paced course heading.  The left hand tabs will take you to more detailed descriptions of the CenUSA project objectives.                                                                  The CenUSA Bioenergy project is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30411 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.    

Featured Animations
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    Taqman
    The Taqman probe detection system used in real time PCR (also known as quantitative PCR) is illustrated in this animation. One application of this method is use in GMO detection.
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    Herbicide Metabolism: Oxidation
    General and specific examples of major oxidative Phase I reactions are shown in this animation.
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    Herbicide Metabolism: Reduction
    General and specific examples of major reductive Phase I reactions are shown in this animation.
Featured Lessons
  • Module 3: Biotechnology Practice Applications Examines functional foods, allergens, genetic engineering, and food safety.
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  • Soil Genesis and Development, Scenario 1 - Agroecosystem Soil, Food and Fiber This case study addresses how soil formed in different geographical locations of the world influences food and fiber production.
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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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  • Soil Genesis and Development, Scenario 2 - Biosolid Addition and Soil Formation This case study addresses where geographically soil addition of municipal organic wastes occurs and how this addition affects soil profile development and the use of soils as a sustainable resource.
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  • The role of JAR1 in insect feeding response Reveals both the process and the power of conducting experiments with jar1, an Arabidopsis mutant that is insensitive to the hormone jasmonic acid (JA).
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author picture Ray Riley Instructor
Head, Germplasm Technology
Syngenta
ray.riley@syngenta.com
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