October 24, 2012 9:06

Gender-bending ferns named after Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Tickets

You may soon be growing Gaga germanotta and Gaga monstraparva in your garden

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Lady Gaga

Scientists at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, have named 19 newly found species of ferns after Lady Gaga, reports New York Times.

All part of the same genus of plant, the newly named species include 'Gaga germanotta', after the singer's real name (Stefani Germanotta), and 'Gaga monstraparva', after the Latin translation of 'little monsters'.

The ferns reproduce through spores and the fully-grown plants can end up being male, female, or bisexual. Kathleen Pryer, professor of biology and director of the school's herbarium, explained that this is part of the reason why Gaga was bestowed the honour. Pryer said:

[It's] because of her fervent defense of equality and individual expression… We think that her second album, 'Born This Way,' is enormously empowering, especially for disenfranchised people and communities like LGBT, ethnic groups, women…"

A graduate student studying the genus' DNA also discovered that the letters GAGA appear in the plant's genetic sequence.

Last month, a new type of parasitoid wasp discovered in Thailand was named Aleiodes Gaga after the singer.

Read More On This Artist

Lady Gaga Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £52


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £70


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £56


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £41


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £49


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £39


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £40


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £42


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £57


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £55

back to top

More News
Radiohead's Philip Selway unveils sci-fi video for first track from new solo album
Jenny Lewis launches her own wine
The Gaslight Anthem perform for gym team in 'Rollin' And Tumblin'' video - watch
Arcade Fire cover Creedence Clearwater Revival live - watch
The Cribs reveal Ric Ocasek of The Cars will produce their new album
Damon Albarn and The Courteeners - tickets on sale 9am Friday (August 1)
The Libertines say they 'rehearsed for one hour' before Hyde Park gig in London
Lorde to curate 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' soundtrack
Brian Eno compares Israel to 'the Klan' in strongly-worded letter about...
Noel Gallagher's daughter asks owners of Oasis-inspired dog kennel to stop breeding pedigrees
Lily Allen says Miley Cyrus' live show is 'up there with Oasis or the Stone Roses'
Alice Cooper and Kiss pay tribute to late Lou Reed guitarist Dick Wagner
Ariel Pink recalls time he was maced in the face by 'a feminist'
BBC 6 Music overtakes Radio 3 for first time as 1Xtra falls below a million listeners
Justin Bieber posts picture of Orlando Bloom crying after Ibiza fight reports
Neon Jungle 'no comment' over claims they covered Banks song without artist's...
Lostprophets members could have been 'groomed' by Ian Watkins, says child abuse expert
Alt-Fest organisers are 'dealing with extremely challenging issues' amid cancellation...
Jamie T unveils five new songs on UK comeback tour
Foxygen announce 24-track new album, promising 'a gaggle of guest stars'
Kylie Minogue, Lulu and Deacon Blue to perform at Commonwealth Games closing ceremony
Beastie Boys' Mike D: 'Grunge was a death sentence to the rock that preceded it'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
15 Oct 2014 Nia Birmingham Birmingham

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets
from £52

19 Oct 2014 Hydro Glasgow

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets
from £70

21 Oct 2014 Phones 4u Arena Manchester Manchester

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets
from £56

More Tickets

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today