Ode to Arabidopsis

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I have adapted the backing video for the Ode to Arabidopsis song with some performance footage I did as an earlier. An excellent animation was once again done by Rob Kemp, so a big thanks once again to him for his hard work.

The song is available on the GIANT LEAPS album, and in fact was the first sciency one I wrote, pretty much kick starting the Professor Karmadillo project.

Lyrics

A Musicians fave plant’s supposed to be marijuana
But I prefer A.thaliana
Unravelling DNA and all the drama
that entails

A model organism standing alone
With your 5 delectable chromosomes
Your genes provide a knockout selection
That I just wanna grow

Why are there no pop hits / about arabidopsis
And all the hard work you doooo for plant science
noone knows your story / roses get the glory
but lets celebrate you in these modern times

The basis of so many papers
the science you inspire will go on ‘n shape us
Working on in quiet
that’s just the way you are

That the public don’t know you, that’s unfair
But they can get your genome, thanks to TAIR
at arabidopsis.org
all the info is there

Why are there no pop hits / about arabidopsis
And all the hard work you doooo for plant science
noone knows your story / roses get the glory
but lets celebrate you in these modern times

A girls favourite flower is of the genus rosa
But a man who gives you those is just a poser
I wanna woman who knows the
ideas that mustard seeds

Why are there no pop hits / about arabidopsis
And all the hard work you doooo for plant science
noone knows your story / roses get the glory
but lets celebrate you in these modern times

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