User:Andrew Barney

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Purple Corn Husks and Anthocyanin Water
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Andrew Barney (23andme Ancestry Painting)

I am thinking about pursuing a major in Microbiology or biomedicine. I learned about OpenWetWare from DIYbio and Google. I am doing research on unusual plants like teosinte, fungi, native bees, purple-foliage maize, blue tomatoes, and pea breeding.

I have also developed a watermelon landrace for Northern Colorado climate. My first attempt at this was in summer 2011. In 2017 it was a great success. It is continuing to thrive. I am now working on a side breeding project with watermelons and the Colorado Red-Seeded Citron!

I am also now active in the Open Agriculture forum at MIT.


  • Currently an undergrad student at Front Range Community College (FRCC), but will eventually transfer to Colorado State University (CSU). Most likely for a degree in Microbiology.

Research Interests

  1. Botany - I have a strong interest in native and unusual plant species.
  2. Fungi - I am learning more about fungi, and hope to discover more about how they can continue to be used to benefit human health.
  3. Synthetic Biology - Interested in how synthetic biology can be used to for new inventions.
  4. Biochemistry - I have a growing interest in the chemicals found in nature. Anthocyanins are the first to peak my interest. I believe that plants with high levels of Anthocyanins in their foliage may be key to successful colonization of Mars.

Other Interests

  1. Esperanto - La Internacia Lingvo.


  1. Goldbeter A and Koshland DE Jr. An amplified sensitivity arising from covalent modification in biological systems. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1981 Nov;78(11):6840-4. DOI:10.1073/pnas.78.11.6840 | PubMed ID:6947258 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. JACOB F and MONOD J. Genetic regulatory mechanisms in the synthesis of proteins. J Mol Biol. 1961 Jun;3:318-56. DOI:10.1016/s0022-2836(61)80072-7 | PubMed ID:13718526 | HubMed [Paper2]

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    • No Publications at this time.

All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

Useful Links

  • When i do use a paper notebook, instead of buying one, i like to print my own: graph.pdf