Plant Propagation Alternative for Mendelian Genetics

Asked August 12, 2015, 5:15 PM EDT

I am a high school science teacher at Mastbaum High School in The School District of Philadelphia who would like to start a student based research project that is based upon the Wisconsin Fast Plants Program. What I had in mind is to generate a new plant hybrid that can be used for Mendelian genetic growing and learning applications. What I am in search of is someone who can assist in prior knowledge on Mendelian genetic research practices applied to plant genetics. By trade, I was a medicinal chemist (21 years) before a career change to a teacher with limited knowledge of laboratory practices in biology. Can you help OR know someone within our local region who can assist me? Also, could you please connect me with someone who is involved with your Multplying Plant, Reproduction and Propagation Program? Thanks, Jim

Philadelphia County Pennsylvania plant breeding genomics

1 Response

Since you are in Pennsylvania, I suggest that you start with Penn State Univ. http://plantscience.psu.edu/ Another place to look for resources might be Longwood Gardens: http://longwoodgardens.org/education Some resources that might help: http://mudayja.capeville.wfunet.wfu.edu/tomatogenetics/outreach http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00368121.2013.856837#preview https://utah.agclassroom.org/teachercenter/index.cfm?controller=main&action=lpsearch&lpID=709&searchGrade.gradeID=8&searchSub.subjectID=