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SIT 2.0: 21st Century genetic technology for the screwworm sterile-insect program

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, September 2016
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Title
SIT 2.0: 21st Century genetic technology for the screwworm sterile-insect program
Published in
BMC Biology, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12915-016-0310-1
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Luke Alphey

Abstract

Release of sterile insects, the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), can be an extremely effective and precise method of pest control. A study in BMC Biology from the New World screwworm SIT program and others shows that modern genetic methods can provide major improvements even to this well-established and highly successful SIT program.See research article: https://bmcbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12915-016-0296-8.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 32%
Researcher 3 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 14%
Other 1 5%
Student > Bachelor 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 6 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 32%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 23%
Environmental Science 1 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 5%
Social Sciences 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 6 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 28 March 2018.
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#9,671,862
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#1,147
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#143,557
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