This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled BioQUEST Summer 2008 Faculty Workshop Problem Solving in Biology: Data, Tools and Resources from Plant Science at Southeast Missouri State University in June 2008. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium is committed to the reform of undergraduate biology instruction through an emphasis on engaging students in realistic scientific practices. This approach is sometimes characterized as an inquiry driven approach and is captured in BioQUEST's three P's (problem-posing, problem-solving, and peer-persuasion). As part of this workshop groups of faculty were encouraged to initiate innovative curricular projects. We are sharing these works in progress in the hope that they will stimulate further exploration, collaboration and development. Please see the following links for additional information:

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Desiccation Tolerance: Can Mosses Help Feed And Fuel The World
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Possible Audiences:

High School Biology and Freshman College Biology  


Brief Overview:

A description of our attempt to study the phylogeny of desiccation tolerant genes.  


Future Directions:

Watch for reports of rehydrin genes in plant genomes. Watch for reports on the production of drought tolerant crop plants using the rehydrin genes.