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Evolution of Escherichia coli rifampicin resistance in an antibiotic-free environment during thermal stress

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, February 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)

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2 news outlets
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2 blogs
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1 policy source
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11 tweeters
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20 patents
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1 Facebook page

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Title
Evolution of Escherichia coli rifampicin resistance in an antibiotic-free environment during thermal stress
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-13-50
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Authors

Alejandra Rodríguez-Verdugo, Brandon S Gaut, Olivier Tenaillon

Abstract

Beneficial mutations play an essential role in bacterial adaptation, yet little is known about their fitness effects across genetic backgrounds and environments. One prominent example of bacterial adaptation is antibiotic resistance. Until recently, the paradigm has been that antibiotic resistance is selected by the presence of antibiotics because resistant mutations confer fitness costs in antibiotic free environments. In this study we show that it is not always the case, documenting the selection and fixation of resistant mutations in populations of Escherichia coli B that had never been exposed to antibiotics but instead evolved for 2000 generations at high temperature (42.2°C).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 1%
United States 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Estonia 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 254 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 60 23%
Student > Master 47 18%
Researcher 43 16%
Student > Bachelor 35 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 6%
Other 30 11%
Unknown 35 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 113 42%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 49 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 12 5%
Environmental Science 7 3%
Other 28 11%
Unknown 41 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 46. 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 01 January 2021.
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#578,111
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