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Baseline survey of the anatomical microbial ecology of an important food plant: Solanum lycopersicum (tomato)

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, January 2013
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Title
Baseline survey of the anatomical microbial ecology of an important food plant: Solanum lycopersicum (tomato)
Published in
BMC Microbiology, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-13-114
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Authors

Andrea R Ottesen, Antonio González Peña, James R White, James B Pettengill, Cong Li, Sarah Allard, Steven Rideout, Marc Allard, Thomas Hill, Peter Evans, Errol Strain, Steven Musser, Rob Knight, Eric Brown

Abstract

Research to understand and control microbiological risks associated with the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables has examined many environments in the farm to fork continuum. An important data gap however, that remains poorly studied is the baseline description of microflora that may be associated with plant anatomy either endemically or in response to environmental pressures. Specific anatomical niches of plants may contribute to persistence of human pathogens in agricultural environments in ways we have yet to describe. Tomatoes have been implicated in outbreaks of Salmonella at least 17 times during the years spanning 1990 to 2010. Our research seeks to provide a baseline description of the tomato microbiome and possibly identify whether or not there is something distinctive about tomatoes or their growing ecology that contributes to persistence of Salmonella in this important food crop.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 3%
France 5 2%
Mexico 3 1%
Canada 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 221 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 66 27%
Researcher 54 22%
Student > Master 36 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 7%
Student > Bachelor 16 7%
Other 35 14%
Unknown 20 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 156 64%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 22 9%
Environmental Science 19 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 8 3%
Computer Science 4 2%
Other 10 4%
Unknown 26 11%

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 02 July 2015.
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