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Transmission of viruses via our microbiomes

Overview of attention for article published in Microbiome, December 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#49 of 1,168)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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10 news outlets
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6 blogs
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50 tweeters
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4 Facebook pages
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1 Redditor
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1 video uploader

Citations

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128 Mendeley
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Title
Transmission of viruses via our microbiomes
Published in
Microbiome, December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40168-016-0212-z
Pubmed ID
Authors

Melissa Ly, Marcus B. Jones, Shira R. Abeles, Tasha M. Santiago-Rodriguez, Jonathan Gao, Ivan C. Chan, Chandrabali Ghose, David T. Pride

Abstract

Bacteria inhabiting the human body have important roles in a number of physiological processes and are known to be shared amongst genetically-related individuals. Far less is known about viruses inhabiting the human body, but their ecology suggests they may be shared between close contacts. Here, we report the ecology of viruses in the guts and mouths of a cohort and demonstrate that substantial numbers of gut and oral viruses were shared amongst genetically unrelated, cohabitating individuals. Most of these viruses were bacteriophages, and each individual had distinct oral and gut viral ecology from their housemates despite the fact that some of their bacteriophages were shared. The distribution of bacteriophages over time within households indicated that they were frequently transmitted between the microbiomes of household contacts. Because bacteriophages may shape human oral and gut bacterial ecology, their transmission to household contacts suggests they could have substantial roles in shaping the microbiota within a household.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 127 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 31 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 20%
Student > Master 21 16%
Student > Bachelor 9 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 5%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 19 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 42 33%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 8 6%
Chemistry 3 2%
Other 12 9%
Unknown 27 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 141. 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 05 March 2021.
All research outputs
#188,296
of 19,293,994 outputs
Outputs from Microbiome
#49
of 1,168 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,027
of 408,907 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Microbiome
#3
of 60 outputs
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