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Ms. Zera earns funds for 7th grade classroom project

Due to Alaska's long winter season, students have limited opportunities to study plant growth outside, so we must bring it indoors!  The easiest way to study plant growth and hereditary traits are by using Wisconsin Fast Plants, a type of rapid-cycling Brassica rapa plants, which were developed in the Department of Plant Pathology at University of Wisconsin-Madison.  This unite will allow the 7th grade students to gain first-hand, real-world experience with plant growth, development, pollination, and the ability to use a plan'ts phenotype to determine some of its genetic inheritance.  Additonal information can be found at