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The origins of phagocytosis and eukaryogenesis

Overview of attention for article published in Biology Direct, February 2009
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)

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1 news outlet
1 blog
1 tweeter
6 Wikipedia pages
1 Google+ user


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The origins of phagocytosis and eukaryogenesis
Published in
Biology Direct, February 2009
DOI 10.1186/1745-6150-4-9
Pubmed ID

Natalya Yutin, Maxim Y Wolf, Yuri I Wolf, Eugene V Koonin


Phagocytosis, that is, engulfment of large particles by eukaryotic cells, is found in diverse organisms and is often thought to be central to the very origin of the eukaryotic cell, in particular, for the acquisition of bacterial endosymbionts including the ancestor of the mitochondrion.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 2%
United Kingdom 7 2%
Germany 5 1%
France 4 1%
Canada 3 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Ukraine 1 <1%
Other 5 1%
Unknown 300 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 68 20%
Researcher 52 16%
Student > Bachelor 48 14%
Student > Master 41 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 23 7%
Other 45 13%
Unknown 58 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 147 44%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 56 17%
Immunology and Microbiology 14 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 3%
Environmental Science 9 3%
Other 30 9%
Unknown 69 21%

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