Presenting...the Creator

     Cassie Kerr, Photo taken by Katie Tacke
    My name is Cassie Kerr and I am a freshman at the
University of Wisconsin—La Crosse.  I plan on majoring in Biology with a concentration in Cellular and Molecular Biology and minoring in Chemistry and Spanish.  I am from Coleman, Wisconsin and enjoy the outdoors very much.  I took organismal biology in the spring of 2008 and decided to do my webpage on Camu camu because both its medicinal value and its home—the Amazon Rainforest—interest me a great deal.   If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at  I hope you enjoy my webpage!  Also, look at the websites of my classmates at



Thank you to the following sources that aided in my (and hopefully your) understanding of
Camu camu:


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Farabee, M.J.  2007.  Photosynthesis. <URL:
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            Accessed 27 February 2008.

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            Accessed 21 March 2008.