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Life cycle evolution: was the eumetazoan ancestor a holopelagic, planktotrophic gastraea?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2013
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Title
Life cycle evolution: was the eumetazoan ancestor a holopelagic, planktotrophic gastraea?
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-13-171
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Authors

Claus Nielsen

Abstract

Two theories for the origin of animal life cycles with planktotrophic larvae are now discussed seriously: The terminal addition theory proposes a holopelagic, planktotrophic gastraea as the ancestor of the eumetazoans with addition of benthic adult stages and retention of the planktotrophic stages as larvae, i.e. the ancestral life cycles were indirect. The intercalation theory now proposes a benthic, deposit-feeding gastraea as the bilaterian ancestor with a direct development, and with planktotrophic larvae evolving independently in numerous lineages through specializations of juveniles.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 2%
Chile 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 121 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 30 23%
Researcher 30 23%
Student > Bachelor 18 14%
Student > Master 12 9%
Other 7 5%
Other 16 13%
Unknown 15 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 66 52%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 19 15%
Environmental Science 7 5%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 5 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 2%
Other 8 6%
Unknown 21 16%

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 12 August 2021.
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#6,394,617
of 22,719,618 outputs
Outputs from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#1,300
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#68,811
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#69
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Altmetric has tracked 22,719,618 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 70th percentile.
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