Lady Gaga Gets A Plant Named After Her

Lady Gaga Gets A Plant Named After Her
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19 closely related species have been named for the pop star, inspired by her fashion and the foliage's DNA sequence that spells GAGA.

Emma Hutchings
  • 25 october 2012

Nineteen species of fern found in Central and South America, Mexico, Arizona, and Texas, have been named after Lady Gaga. At one stage of its life, the new genus Gaga has somewhat fluid definitions of gender and resembles one of the pop star’s famous outfits. Members of the new genus also bear a distinct DNA sequence spelling GAGA.

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