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Adaptive evolution of the spike gene of SARS coronavirus: changes in positively selected sites in different epidemic groups

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, October 2006
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Title
Adaptive evolution of the spike gene of SARS coronavirus: changes in positively selected sites in different epidemic groups
Published in
BMC Microbiology, October 2006
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-6-88
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Authors

Chi-Yu Zhang, Ji-Fu Wei, Shao-Heng He

Abstract

It is believed that animal-to-human transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus (CoV) is the cause of the SARS outbreak worldwide. The spike (S) protein is one of the best characterized proteins of SARS-CoV, which plays a key role in SARS-CoV overcoming species barrier and accomplishing interspecies transmission from animals to humans, suggesting that it may be the major target of selective pressure. However, the process of adaptive evolution of S protein and the exact positively selected sites associated with this process remain unknown.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 92 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 20 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 16%
Researcher 15 16%
Student > Master 11 12%
Professor 6 6%
Other 17 18%
Unknown 11 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 32%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 3%
Other 9 9%
Unknown 15 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. 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 21 December 2021.
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#2,011,052
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Outputs from BMC Microbiology
#141
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#17,546
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