One Shade Too Dark
--- tale of condensed tannins in faba bean seed coats
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Group Category: 7-9
Team Size: 1
In my project I conducted a molecular and chemical assessment on the diversity of 16 faba bean lines. My intention was to determine the genetic similarities and differences of those faba bean lines; and to find out which precursor, catechin or epicatechin, exists in the seed coat of these faba beans that accounts for making condensed tannins.
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I have always been interested in biotechnology and agriculture. I met a mentor through the Sanofi-Aventis Biotech Challenge and then we decided to fingerprint faba beans. The project eventually evolved from there.
This project won an award at the Saskatoon Regional Science Fair for the best Junior Biotechnology project and a travel award to Saquenay, Quebec to attend the 2006 Canada-Wide Science Fair in May.
This project also won the top prize in the junior category at the Saskatoon Sanofi-Aventis Biotech Challenge.