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It is widespread and abundant in the UK; it was introduced here more than 300 years ago.
By mass, about 1.8 pg (picograms = one trillionth of a gram), or about 2 Gbp (1 Gbp = 1 billion base pairs).
Our common ancestor was probably around about 1.6 billion years ago. The present day alga, Chlamydomonas, may have some characteristics of the ancestor.
I should be sequenced because...: I am held in high regard by many European gods; I am considered to be sacred by Zeus and Jupiter, the Greek and Roman gods of thunder.
I am a large and impressive deciduous tree native to south-eastern Europe and Asia Minor – if you look on a map, Turkey is right in the middle of that region.
I can grow to 30m and have dark grey back that, with age, develops deep fissures and plates. A shocking detail: because of my height, I am often the tallest living thing in the landscape but, as a consequence, I am prone to suffer from lighting strikes. My leaves are very distinct …
… as are my acorn cups.
May the gods look down in favour of those who vote for me.