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Mutations in many genes affect aggressive behavior in Drosophila melanogaster

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, June 2009
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (54th percentile)

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Title
Mutations in many genes affect aggressive behavior in Drosophila melanogaster
Published in
BMC Biology, June 2009
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-7-29
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Authors

Alexis C Edwards, Liesbeth Zwarts, Akihiko Yamamoto, Patrick Callaerts, Trudy FC Mackay

Abstract

Aggressive behavior in animals is important for survival and reproduction. Identifying the underlying genes and environmental contexts that affect aggressive behavior is important for understanding the evolutionary forces that maintain variation for aggressive behavior in natural populations, and to develop therapeutic interventions to modulate extreme levels of aggressive behavior in humans. While the role of neurotransmitters and a few other molecules in mediating and modulating levels of aggression is well established, it is likely that many additional genetic pathways remain undiscovered. Drosophila melanogaster has recently been established as an excellent model organism for studying the genetic basis of aggressive behavior. Here, we present the results of a screen of 170 Drosophila P-element insertional mutations for quantitative differences in aggressive behavior from their co-isogenic control line.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 3%
United States 3 2%
Germany 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Unknown 127 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 44 31%
Researcher 29 20%
Student > Bachelor 22 15%
Student > Master 14 10%
Professor 7 5%
Other 20 14%
Unknown 6 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 99 70%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 10%
Neuroscience 5 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 3%
Psychology 2 1%
Other 7 5%
Unknown 11 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 11 August 2016.
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#1,928,122
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Outputs from BMC Biology
#528
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#29,169
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#16
of 35 outputs
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