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Historically low mitochondrial DNA diversity in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Genomic Data, October 2012
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Title
Historically low mitochondrial DNA diversity in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)
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BMC Genomic Data, October 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2156-13-92
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Authors

Kyriakos Tsangaras, María C Ávila-Arcos, Yasuko Ishida, Kristofer M Helgen, Alfred L Roca, Alex D Greenwood

Abstract

The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is an arboreal marsupial that was historically widespread across eastern Australia until the end of the 19th century when it suffered a steep population decline. Hunting for the fur trade, habitat conversion, and disease contributed to a precipitous reduction in koala population size during the late 1800s and early 1900s. To examine the effects of these reductions in population size on koala genetic diversity, we sequenced part of the hypervariable region of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in koala museum specimens collected in the 19th and 20th centuries, hypothesizing that the historical samples would exhibit greater genetic diversity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Unknown 65 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 18%
Researcher 11 16%
Student > Master 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 10%
Other 8 12%
Unknown 13 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 19%
Environmental Science 4 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 3%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 14 21%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 53. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 January 2022.
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#1
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