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My name is Julia Petrini, I am currently a senior at UW- La Crosse. I am majoring in biology with a concentration in biomedical science and a minor in chemistry. I have another year left to complete my undergraduate degree, after which I hope to continue pursuing an education that will lead me to a career in health care. I recently traveled to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to volunteer in medical clinics. Pitaya (dragon fruit) was a popular fruit in these regions of Central America, which is what sparked my interest in Hylocereus undatus.

This website was created for my Organismal Biology class at UWL, to learn about additional interesting organisms, check out the Multiple Organisms page! Feel free to contact me with questions or comments at


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