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Goal of the MBP Node

To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of plants from the molecular to whole plant level with a particular emphasis upon "hands-on" laboratory experiences.

Objectives of the Molecular and Biochemical Physiology (MBP) Node:

Students educated within the context of the MBP node will gain an understanding of:

  • the scientific method and proper experimental design
  • interpretation & presentation of data
  • the critical evaluation of the scientific literature
  • the theory and use of modern equipment