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Gall volatiles defend aphids against a browsing mammal

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 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 (91st percentile)

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Title
Gall volatiles defend aphids against a browsing mammal
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-13-193
Pubmed ID
Authors

Michael Rostás, Daniel Maag, Makihiko Ikegami, Moshe Inbar

Abstract

Plants have evolved an astonishing array of survival strategies. To defend against insects, for example, damaged plants emit volatile organic compounds that attract the herbivore's natural enemies. So far, plant volatile responses have been studied extensively in conjunction with leaf chewing and sap sucking insects, yet little is known about the relationship between plant volatiles and gall-inducers, the most sophisticated herbivores. Here we describe a new role for volatiles as gall-insects were found to benefit from this plant defence.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 3%
China 1 1%
Unknown 69 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 20 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 15%
Student > Master 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 5 7%
Professor 3 4%
Other 16 22%
Unknown 8 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 41 57%
Environmental Science 12 17%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 4%
Unspecified 2 3%
Arts and Humanities 1 1%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 11 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. 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 15 August 2017.
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#1,670,439
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Outputs from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#373
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#15,512
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