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Obligate mutualism within a host drives the extreme specialization of a fig wasp genome

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2013
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Title
Obligate mutualism within a host drives the extreme specialization of a fig wasp genome
Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2013
DOI 10.1186/gb-2013-14-12-r141
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Authors

Jin-Hua Xiao, Zhen Yue, Ling-Yi Jia, Xin-Hua Yang, Li-Hua Niu, Zhuo Wang, Peng Zhang, Bao-Fa Sun, Shun-Min He, Zi Li, Tuan-Lin Xiong, Wen Xin, Hai-Feng Gu, Bo Wang, John H Werren, Robert W Murphy, David Wheeler, Li-Ming Niu, Guang-Chang Ma, Ting Tang, Sheng-Nan Bian, Ning-Xin Wang, Chun-Yan Yang, Nan Wang, Yue-Guan Fu, Wen-Zhu Li, Soojin V Yi, Xing-Yu Yang, Qing Zhou, Chang-Xin Lu, Chun-Yan Xu, Li-Juan He, Li-Li Yu, Ming Chen, Yuan Zheng, Shao-Wei Wang, Shuang Zhao, Yan-Hong Li, Yang-Yang Yu, Xiao-Ju Qian, Yue Cai, Lian-Le Bian, Shu Zhang, Jun-Yi Wang, Ye Yin, Hui Xiao, Guan-Hong Wang, Hui Yu, Wen-Shan Wu, James M Cook, Jun Wang, Da-Wei Huang

Abstract

Fig pollinating wasps form obligate symbioses with their fig hosts. This mutualism arose approximately 75 million years ago. Unlike many other intimate symbioses, which involve vertical transmission of symbionts to host offspring, female fig wasps fly great distances to transfer horizontally between hosts. In contrast, male wasps are wingless and cannot disperse. Symbionts that keep intimate contact with their hosts often show genome reduction, but it is not clear if the wide dispersal of female fig wasps will counteract this general tendency. We sequenced the genome of the fig wasp Ceratosolen solmsi to address this question.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
Netherlands 2 1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 127 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 21%
Researcher 28 21%
Student > Master 20 15%
Professor 10 7%
Student > Bachelor 8 6%
Other 22 16%
Unknown 18 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 69 51%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 19 14%
Environmental Science 9 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 2%
Engineering 2 1%
Other 3 2%
Unknown 29 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. 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 17 February 2022.
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#1,152,487
of 21,814,108 outputs
Outputs from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#1,013
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#15,083
of 307,097 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#38
of 140 outputs
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