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      New species of ferns named after Lady Gaga

      She's had several hit records and won even more awards, but the latest distinction for Lady Gaga may be the most unique. {}Researchers at Duke University say they've named a group of ferns after her because they look a lot like some of Gaga's infamous costumes.{}The 19 new species also have distinct D-N-A sequence that spells G-A-G-A.{}

      Two of the ferns are new to science: Gaga Germanotta from Costa Rica and Gaga monstraparva from Mexico. {}The leader of the study says that they named the ferns after the singer because of her "fervent defense of equality and individual expression."{}She says that the ferns themselves gave them even more reasons why the names were a good choice.{}