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1. name- Red Oak

2. scientific name- Quecus

3. What infects the tree- Oak wilt is very common in red oak trees. A fungus causes this by attacking already weak trees and causes a wound, which potentially gets infected. There is no known cure for this and is easily passed to other trees by insects or roots.

4. Provides habitat and food for...- forest tent caterpillar and gypsy moth are just two of the many creatures that feed and inhabit the red oak.

5. This tree is closely related to maple trees.

6. commercial use of tree- It is commercially used for floors, furniture, caskets,


wooden ware and handles.

7. twigs- The twigs on a red oak are stout, reddish-brown and hairless.

8. Where tree is found- This tree is found in the eastern U.S. except for the south Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains. This tree is very common in PA.

9. see below

Fiber: Jute

1. Jute is grown mainly in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Sudan, and Nepal.
2. Jute is used to make a wide variety of things such as: wall hangings, cushion covers, rugs, jackets, canvas, and webbing. All of these crafts are mostly made in the middle east countries.
3. Growers who rotate jute with crops like rice and potatoes find that it acts as a barrier to diseases and pests which damage those other crops.


before potatoe in salt water
after potatoe in salt water

before potatoe in water
after potatoe in water

before sausage in iodine
after sausage in iodine

DNA Replication:


-strand 1 gets a new strand 2 and strand 2 gets a new strand 1 to build new bases for the DNA.



DNA Vocabulary:

Telomeres- keeps the ends of the various chromosomes, in the call from accidentally becoming attached to each other.

Okazaki fragments- what DNA polymerase synthesizes.

DNA ligase- stiches the okazaki fragments together.

telomerase- an enzyme that adds telomere repeat sequence to the 3 end of DNA strands.

cancer- from somatic cells, has the ability to divide indefinitely.

transplanted cells- can be removed cells, and transform them with the gene for the product that wasn't synthesized.

cloning- taking a nucleus and cell that had been growing in culture.

aging- cloning affects how long the object will live in different ways,