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Nutritional upgrading for omnivorous carpenter ants by the endosymbiont Blochmannia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, October 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 (90th percentile)

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Title
Nutritional upgrading for omnivorous carpenter ants by the endosymbiont Blochmannia
Published in
BMC Biology, October 2007
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-5-48
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Authors

Heike Feldhaar, Josef Straka, Markus Krischke, Kristina Berthold, Sascha Stoll, Martin J Mueller, Roy Gross

Abstract

Carpenter ants (genus Camponotus) are considered to be omnivores. Nonetheless, the genome sequence of Blochmannia floridanus, the obligate intracellular endosymbiont of Camponotus floridanus, suggests a function in nutritional upgrading of host resources by the bacterium. Thus, the strongly reduced genome of the endosymbiont retains genes for all subunits of a functional urease, as well as those for biosynthetic pathways for all but one (arginine) of the amino acids essential to the host.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
Germany 2 <1%
Czechia 2 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Puerto Rico 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 207 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 62 28%
Researcher 35 16%
Student > Master 30 14%
Student > Bachelor 25 11%
Professor 13 6%
Other 30 14%
Unknown 26 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 149 67%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 19 9%
Environmental Science 8 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 2%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 <1%
Other 7 3%
Unknown 32 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 15 August 2020.
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#1,644,465
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Outputs from BMC Biology
#511
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#15,039
of 167,699 outputs
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