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Galloway Cynthia M kfcmg00 at TAMUK.EDU
Fri Jul 19 08:57:40 EST 1996

> SL Forsburg wrote:
> > 
> > Denise Signorelli wrote:
> > >
> > > My chosen line of research is
> > > Drosophila and in general mammalian geneticists and even in vitro
> > > biochemists don't have  much respect for the lowly fly.
> > 
> > Yeah, try working on yeast.  Most people don't even think it's a
> > eukaryote!  :-(
> I can "one-up" that: try working on higher plants (like Arabidopsis). 
> Most people don't even think they're alive!
> Brian

It appears that lots of people feel their line of research "gets no 
respect" (Henny Youngman said it well).  I didn't know people had a 
problem with Arabidopsis.  It's probably one of the most fundable plants 
in research at this time (ie, the Drosophila of the plant kingdom).  Try 
getting funding for a project dealing with the biochemistry and molecular 
biology of mosses.  I am always being asked to justify my choice of 
organism of research (especially since I work in deep south Texas (yes 
there are mosses there and little competition!).  Everybody chooses their 
own line of research, if they're lucky, so we shouldn't worry about what 
other people think.



Dr. Cynthia M. Galloway
Associate Professor 
Dept. of Biology
Campus Box 158
Texas A&M University
Kingsville, TX 78363

FAX: 512/595-3409

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