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Love thy neighbour: facilitation through an alternative signalling modality in plants

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Ecology, January 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 427)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
7 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
49 tweeters
peer_reviews
1 peer review site
facebook
26 Facebook pages
googleplus
8 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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Title
Love thy neighbour: facilitation through an alternative signalling modality in plants
Published in
BMC Ecology, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6785-13-19
Pubmed ID
Authors

Monica Gagliano, Michael Renton

Abstract

Both competitive and facilitative interactions between species play a fundamental role in shaping natural communities. A recent study showed that competitive interactions between plants can be mediated by some alternative signalling channel, extending beyond those channels studied so far (i.e. chemicals, contact and light). Here, we tested whether such alternative pathway also enables facilitative interactions between neighbouring plant species. Specifically, we examined whether the presence of a 'good' neighbouring plant like basil positively influenced the germination of chilli seeds when all known signals were blocked. For this purpose, we used a custom-designed experimental set-up that prevented above- and below-ground contact and blocked chemical and light-mediated signals normally exchange by plants.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 2%
Japan 2 2%
France 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Estonia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 114 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 23%
Researcher 25 20%
Student > Bachelor 15 12%
Student > Master 10 8%
Professor 8 6%
Other 22 18%
Unknown 15 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 61 49%
Environmental Science 13 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 6%
Engineering 4 3%
Computer Science 3 2%
Other 17 14%
Unknown 19 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 131. 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 04 July 2021.
All research outputs
#259,143
of 22,534,435 outputs
Outputs from BMC Ecology
#8
of 427 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,131
of 297,645 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Ecology
#3
of 42 outputs
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