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Modern maize varieties going local in the semi-arid zone in Tanzania

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2014
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (76th percentile)

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Title
Modern maize varieties going local in the semi-arid zone in Tanzania
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-14-1
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Authors

Ola T Westengen, Kristoffer H Ring, Paul R Berg, Anne K Brysting

Abstract

Maize is the most produced crop in Sub-Saharan Africa, but yields are low and climate change is projected to further constrain smallholder production. The current efforts to breed and disseminate new high yielding and climate ready maize varieties are implemented through the formal seed system; the chain of public and private sector activities and institutions that produce and release certified seeds. These efforts are taking place in contexts currently dominated by informal seed systems; local and informal seed management and exchange channels with a long history of adapting crops to local conditions. We here present a case study of the genetic effects of both formal and informal seed management from the semi-arid zone in Tanzania.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 2%
South Africa 1 1%
Uganda 1 1%
Argentina 1 1%
Nigeria 1 1%
Unknown 86 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 21%
Researcher 17 18%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 5%
Other 11 12%
Unknown 14 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 40 43%
Social Sciences 8 9%
Environmental Science 8 9%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 6 7%
Computer Science 2 2%
Other 11 12%
Unknown 17 18%

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 26 August 2014.
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#1,033,155
of 12,143,967 outputs
Outputs from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#388
of 2,279 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#20,509
of 214,569 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#9
of 39 outputs
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