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    This community houses all lessons and animations that have been published to the eLibrary. If you are a registered user of the eLibrary (click here for instructions on creating an account), you may join this community to access the learning quizzes that accompany many eLibrary lessons. Please click "Join now" in the upper right corner of this box to access the quiz features of the eLibrary. To see the entire list of lessons or animations available in the eLibrary, click on the tabs above. Once you have joined this community, you may take a quiz from a lesson anywhere in the eLibrary; lessons can be accessed alphabetically from the "Lessons" tab on the eLibrary homepage, or you may view lessons by category in the branch menus.   If you have questions or comments about eLibrary learning materials, please contact us via the link at the bottom of the page. 

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    Welcome to the Plant Breeding Training Network (PBTN) Advisory Board Community. This community is designed for members of the PBTN advisory board to access information from current and past advisory board meetings, as well as provide a forum in which members may discuss the progress and future of the PBTN. 

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    Welcome to the new instructor testing community! This community will serve as a testing area for new passel instructors; you can practice editing different features of this community before starting to build your own class or community. If you do not yet have an instructor account and would like to use the Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary to create a class or community space, please contact us via the link below.  If you are a new instructor in contact with our team, we can grant you ownership access to this community. Please contact us using the link below if you do not yet have ownership access. To begin (and determine if you have access), click on the home icon in the upper right of your screen. Your homepage should have a list of all PASSeL communities you have created or joined. You should see "New Instructor Testing Community" under "My Owned Communities." You will see several options under the title, including View, which will bring you back to this page, and Edit. To see a complete list of the community editing tools and instructions for navigating your instructor account, click here. 

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Featured Animations
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    Production Practice Influence on Maize Grain Quality
    Discusses how production practices affect the grain quality of maize.
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    Saltation
    This animation demonstrates saltation, surface creep, and suspension of soil particles during wind erosion.
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    Herbicide Metabolism: Overall
    This animation follows the metabolism of a herbicide in a plant cell as its structure is changed through Phase I, II, and III reactions.
Featured Lessons
  • Corn Breeding: Lessons From the Past This is the first in a series of lessons specifically designed to instruct individuals without any formal training in genetics or statistics about the science of corn breeding. Individuals with formal training in genetics or statistics but without any training in plant breeding also may benefit from these lessons.
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  • The New Bts
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  • Soils - Part 2: Physical Properties of Soil and Soil Water This lesson will help you understand the major components of the physical properties of soil. You will learn such terms as texture, aggregation, soil structure, bulk density, and porosity as it relate...
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  • MB3 Genetic Diversity & Germplasm Selection Theresa Fulton Cornell University, Dept of Plant Breeding Martin Matute Montana State University, Dept of Plant Science and Plant Pathology Deana Namuth-Covert University of Nebraska-L...
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  • Gene Cloning Part 2: Making and Screening Gene Libraries This lesson teaches how a specific gene can be identified from among the thousands of genes that can be cloned from an organism.
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Montana State University
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