Hi Anita: They teach those techniques at Universities that offer a Plant Breeding program - typically the state agricultural universities. The 'really neat' classes are typically taught in the 3rd and 4th years for an undergraduate bachelor's program or in the graduate classes. Boyce Tankersley Director of Living Plant Documentation Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe, IL 60022 tel: 847-835-6841 fax: 847-835-1635 email: firstname.lastname@example.org -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of by way of Mary Sue Ittner <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 12:25 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [pbs] OT-About Embryo Rescue Technique and etc. I started thinking the other day after reading the comment someone made about the "young whippersnappers". My basic degree was in Biology and I am about to sign up for a master gardening course. I've decided I want to learn MORE about gardening; the plant breeding side of it. Where do you go to learn the lab techniques used in such cutting edge stuff as embryo rescue? How much lab equipment does one person need to do this sort of stuff any way? Thanks, Anita Clyburn Terre Haute, Indiana Zone 5B and situated on top of some of the purest clay you've ever seen.