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Testing a new variety of Fast Plant

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hedi Baxter Lauffer Apr 29, 2016. 2 Replies

Helping the Fastplant folks moniter links on their website.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hedi Baxter Lauffer Apr 12, 2008. 3 Replies

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Testing a new variety of Fast Plant

Recently Dan Lauffer asked me if I'd grow up a new strain of Fastplant that the Fastplant folks have been working on.  You may not know, but the original Fastplant was developed as a research tool to help Dr. Paul Williams carry out his pathology work on Brassicas.  By coincidence, many of the traits that made the Wisconsin Fastplant an exemplary research organism also worked well in the classroom.  Characteristics like short stature, fast life cycle, outcrossing that work well for the…See More
Apr 29, 2016
KsBioteacher joined Jackson Hetue's group

Fast Plants Selection Experiment Leadership Cohort

This group is intended to allow continued communication and collaboration between leaders with expertise in the following areas:- Understanding of strategies for growing, tending, and producing seed allowing for successful raising of multiple generations of Fast Plants- Seeing variation in Fast Plants characteristics and facilitating others to do so- Understanding the connections of various traits in Fast Plants and their connection to genetics and the environment- Collecting/analyzing data…See More
Aug 16, 2013

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What is your experience with growing Fast Plants?
I've been growing Fast Plants more than five years!
Please describe the average grade level of those who use Fast Plants with you. IMPORTANT NOTE: Any student MEMBER of the network MUST be over 13 years old.
9-12, teachers
Please describe the setting(s) in which you use Fast Plants the most.
Public School, Other

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At 9:52am on April 1, 2008, Wisconsin Fast Plants Program said…
Hello and welcome to one of our favorite Kansans! So glad you joined us -- thanks for helping us build this online network for Fast Plants.



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