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Lichens are a unique form of life made possible by the symbiotic relationship between a fungus and algae. These organisms generally resemble a moss or dry leaf but often have bright colors. Lichens are important in ecological systems because through their cooperative arrangement they are capable of surviving in relatively inhospitable areas.
Amateur naturalist discovers and names new species of lichen after President Obama
He “made the final collections of C. obamae during the suspenseful final weeks of President Obama’s campaign for the United States presidency, and this paper was written during the international jubilation over his election. Indeed, the final draft was completed on the very day of President Obama’s inauguration.” Since his inauguration, President Obama has called for science policy to be “based on facts, not ideology.” Knudsen named the new species Caloplaca obamae “to show my appreciation for the president’s support of science and science education.” The discovery was announced in the March issue of the journal Opuscula Philolichenum.
Originally posted by The Endtime Warrior
Some of these scientists get carried away with themselves. Wasnt' there some type of gene that was named after Sonic the Hedgehog?