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Environmentally-acquired bacteria influence microbial diversity and natural innate immune responses at gut surfaces

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, November 2009
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)

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2 news outlets
2 blogs
1 patent
2 video uploaders


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221 Mendeley
4 CiteULike
2 Connotea
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Environmentally-acquired bacteria influence microbial diversity and natural innate immune responses at gut surfaces
Published in
BMC Biology, November 2009
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-7-79
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Imke E Mulder, Bettina Schmidt, Christopher R Stokes, Marie Lewis, Mick Bailey, Rustam I Aminov, James I Prosser, Bhupinder P Gill, John R Pluske, Claus-Dieter Mayer, Corran C Musk, Denise Kelly


Early microbial colonization of the gut reduces the incidence of infectious, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Recent population studies reveal that childhood hygiene is a significant risk factor for development of inflammatory bowel disease, thereby reinforcing the hygiene hypothesis and the potential importance of microbial colonization during early life. The extent to which early-life environment impacts on microbial diversity of the adult gut and subsequent immune processes has not been comprehensively investigated thus far. We addressed this important question using the pig as a model to evaluate the impact of early-life environment on microbe/host gut interactions during development.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 3%
United Kingdom 5 2%
Norway 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Philippines 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 202 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 49 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 17%
Student > Master 34 15%
Student > Bachelor 18 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 6%
Other 43 19%
Unknown 27 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 111 50%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 15 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 13 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 4%
Other 23 10%
Unknown 33 15%

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