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Evolutionary patterns of proteinase activity in attine ant fungus gardens

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, January 2011
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (77th percentile)

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Title
Evolutionary patterns of proteinase activity in attine ant fungus gardens
Published in
BMC Microbiology, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-11-15
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Authors

Tatyana A Semenova, David P Hughes, Jacobus J Boomsma, Morten Schiøtt

Abstract

Attine ants live in symbiosis with a basidiomycetous fungus that they rear on a substrate of plant material. This indirect herbivory implies that the symbiosis is likely to be nitrogen deprived, so that specific mechanisms may have evolved to enhance protein availability. We therefore hypothesized that fungal proteinase activity may have been under selection for efficiency and that different classes of proteinases might be involved.

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The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 63 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 5%
Denmark 2 3%
Panama 1 2%
Unknown 57 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 21%
Researcher 12 19%
Student > Master 10 16%
Student > Bachelor 10 16%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 8%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 5 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 46 73%
Environmental Science 4 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Chemistry 2 3%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 6 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 31 January 2011.
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#4,238,932
of 17,351,915 outputs
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#459
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#36,707
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