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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.
This animation illustrates the botanical parts of flower structures. Edited March, 2012.
Flower structures, Plant Breeding, Cross Pollination, Making Crosses
This animations illustrates the structures of a flower, plant breeding, cross pollination and making crosses.
This animation explains how gel electrophoresis works. The affect of fragment size on movement through the gel is demonstrated.
This interactive animation provides an opportunity to practice scoring an electrophoresis gel.
Genetic Engineering Vs. Traditional Breeding Timeline
This animation compares the timeline for genetic engineering versus traditional plant breeding. It also compares the regulatory processes of each.
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.
Grass Seed Structure and Seedling Emergence
This activity discusses both seed structure and seedling emergence in monocots. Through active learning elements, photos and text students will discover the basic anatomy of seeds and the function of each structure. The process of seedling emergence is presented in detail including the difference between emergence in cool-season and warm-season grasses.
Herbicide Metabolism: Conjugation
General and specific examples of major Phase II reactions showing conjugation of herbicides with glutathione, sugars, or amino acids are illustrated in this animation.
Herbicide Uptake by Leaves and Cells
This animation describes how herbicides are taken up by leaves and illustrates how physico-chemical characteristics alter their movement across cuticles. Passive and active mechanisms of herbicide absorption across plant membranes into cells are shown as well.
Marker Assisted Selection
An animation showing how plant breeding has changed over time, including the use of molecular markers.
General and specific examples of major hydrolytic Phase I reactions are shown in this animation.
Nitrogen Supply Relationship between Grain Yield and Protein Concentration
Discusses the relationship between the amount of nitrogen applied and how it affects grain yield and protein concentration in a grain crop.
Perennial Plant Response to Defoliation
Learn about the life cycle of perennials and how defoliation at different times of the season and different heights affects their growth and carbohydrate reserve levels.
Pesticide Resistance Management- Insects: Biological and Ecological Factors Affecting Development
Interactive learning activity on Pesticide Resistance Management - Insects: Biological Factors Affecting Development
Plant Breeding Activity
This interactive activity goes through the basic process used in a traditional breeding program. Crossing, genetic variation, selection and elements of DNA technology are discussed within this activity. The material is aimed towards high school or introductory life science undergraduate students.
QTL Analysis: Single Factor ANOVA in Excel
The link within this animation no longer works. Go to barleyworld.org to search for the data.
Refuge Designs with YieldGard Rootworm Corn
This animation discusses the importance of Insect Resistance Management (IRM) and illustrates different field refuge designs.
This is an interactive animation that asks the viewer to design a gene by selecting the promoter and coding region that will produce a plant with the desired traits.
This animation details how water moves through plants and how various factors affect this movement.
Wheat Breeding Activity
This interactive activity goes through the basic process used in a wheat breeding program. Crossing, genetic variation, selection and elements of DNA technology are discussed within this activity. The material is aimed towards high school or introductory life science undergraduate students.