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Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Zoology, January 2007
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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 (84th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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Frontiers in Zoology, January 2007
DOI 10.1186/1742-9994-4-4
Pubmed ID

Frieder Mayer, Christian Dietz, Andreas Kiefer


The lack of obvious morphological differences between species impedes the identification of species in many groups of organisms. Meanwhile, DNA-based approaches are increasingly used to survey biological diversity. In this study we show that sequencing the mitochondrial protein-coding gene NADH dehydrogenase, subunit 1 (nd1) from 534 bats of the Western Palaearctic region corroborates the promise of DNA barcodes in two major respects. First, species described with classical taxonomic tools can be genetically identified with only a few exceptions. Second, substantial sequence divergence suggests an unexpected high number of undiscovered species.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 4 1%
France 3 <1%
United States 3 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Brazil 3 <1%
Bulgaria 2 <1%
Malaysia 2 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Other 13 4%
Unknown 305 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 69 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 54 16%
Student > Bachelor 47 14%
Student > Master 43 13%
Other 28 8%
Other 77 23%
Unknown 22 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 229 67%
Environmental Science 36 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 22 6%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 6 2%
Social Sciences 4 1%
Other 16 5%
Unknown 27 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. 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 10 February 2020.
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Altmetric has tracked 16,908,873 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 84th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 554 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 20.5. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 70% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 9 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than 7 of them.