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A revision of brain composition in Onychophora (velvet worms) suggests that the tritocerebrum evolved in arthropods

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2010
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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 (89th percentile)

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Title
A revision of brain composition in Onychophora (velvet worms) suggests that the tritocerebrum evolved in arthropods
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-10-255
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Authors

Georg Mayer, Paul M Whitington, Paul Sunnucks, Hans-Joachim Pflueger

Abstract

The composition of the arthropod head is one of the most contentious issues in animal evolution. In particular, controversy surrounds the homology and innervation of segmental cephalic appendages by the brain. Onychophora (velvet worms) play a crucial role in understanding the evolution of the arthropod brain, because they are close relatives of arthropods and have apparently changed little since the Early Cambrian. However, the segmental origins of their brain neuropils and the number of cephalic appendages innervated by the brain--key issues in clarifying brain composition in the last common ancestor of Onychophora and Arthropoda--remain unclear.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 4 5%
United States 3 3%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Australia 1 1%
Russia 1 1%
Colombia 1 1%
Unknown 75 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 21 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 23%
Student > Bachelor 11 13%
Student > Master 8 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 6%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 10 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 59 68%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 8 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 1%
Environmental Science 1 1%
Other 1 1%
Unknown 12 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. 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 23 July 2019.
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