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The cilium in lights: new views of an ancient organelle

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, July 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (58th percentile)

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Title
The cilium in lights: new views of an ancient organelle
Published in
BMC Biology, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-11-74
Pubmed ID
Authors

Iain A Drummond

Abstract

Nearly all cells have cilia, microtubule based projections from the apical cell surface, and nearly all cells use them in essential and unique ways. How mammalian cilia function in vivo as mechanosensors, signal transducers, or in fluid propulsion has been difficult to study due to lack of tools for live imaging of cilia. A new transgenic mouse that enables tissue-specific GFP labeling of cilia creates new opportunities for using live imaging to understand cilium function and to better characterize the many genetic models of ciliopathies. See research article: http://www.ciliajournal.com/content/2/1/8.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 5%
Unknown 18 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 26%
Student > Bachelor 3 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 11%
Other 2 11%
Other 3 16%
Unknown 2 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 58%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 11%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 5%
Neuroscience 1 5%
Unknown 4 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 10 July 2013.
All research outputs
#952,110
of 11,350,788 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#350
of 1,017 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,918
of 133,717 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#13
of 31 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 11,350,788 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 91st percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,017 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 16.8. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 65% of its peers.
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