Quara adored Andrew and grew close to him, despite saying repeatedly that she hated him, both to him and to her classmates. Quara later grew up and joined Ela and her mother as a xenobiologist.
Five years prior, Quara began studying the Descolada and its apparent intelligence, originally trying to find a way to inhibit or destroy it before it killed the humans. During her studies, she discovered what she believed to be proof that the Descolada was sentient - carrier messages the viruses voluntarily sent to each other. She fought with her family against destroying the molecule, arguing it was xenocide to destroy a species that was "sentient". She finally caved in to the pressure upon her when a Pequenino named Planter underwent an experiment to determine whether or not the Pequeninos were intelligent before the Descolada came.