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A gene-targeted approach to investigate the intestinal butyrate-producing bacterialcommunity

Overview of attention for article published in Microbiome, March 2013
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A gene-targeted approach to investigate the intestinal butyrate-producing bacterialcommunity
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Microbiome, March 2013
DOI 10.1186/2049-2618-1-8
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Marius Vital, Christopher R Penton, Qiong Wang, Vincent B Young, Dion A Antonopoulos, Mitchell L Sogin, Hilary G Morrison, Laura Raffals, Eugene B Chang, Gary B Huffnagle, Thomas M Schmidt, James R Cole, James M Tiedje


Butyrate, which is produced by the human microbiome, is essential for a well-functioning colon. Bacteria that produce butyrate are phylogenetically diverse, which hinders their accurate detection based on conventional phylogenetic markers. As a result, reliable information on this important bacterial group is often lacking in microbiome research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 10 4%
India 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Ireland 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Other 5 2%
Unknown 233 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 61 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 54 21%
Student > Master 34 13%
Student > Bachelor 22 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 8%
Other 46 18%
Unknown 21 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 108 42%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 33 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 25 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 24 9%
Environmental Science 11 4%
Other 27 10%
Unknown 31 12%

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