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There is a specific response to pH by isolates of Haemophilus influenzae and this has a direct influence on biofilm formation

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, February 2014
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Title
There is a specific response to pH by isolates of Haemophilus influenzae and this has a direct influence on biofilm formation
Published in
BMC Microbiology, February 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-14-47
Pubmed ID
Authors

Nadiah Ishak, Alexandra Tikhomirova, Stephen J Bent, Garth D Ehrlich, Fen Z Hu, Stephen P Kidd

Abstract

Haemophilus influenzae colonizes the nasopharynx as a commensal. Strain-specific factors allow some strains to migrate to particular anatomical niches, such as the middle ear, bronchi or blood, and induce disease by surviving within the conditions present at these sites in the body. It is established that H. influenzae colonization and in some cases survival is highly dependent on their ability to form a biofilm. Biofilm formation is a key trait in the development of chronic infection by certain isolates. This is exemplified by the contrast between the biofilm-forming strains found in middle ear infections and those isolates that survive within the blood and are rarely associated with biofilm development.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 4%
Germany 1 4%
Unknown 25 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 19%
Student > Master 4 15%
Student > Postgraduate 3 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 7%
Other 5 19%
Unknown 2 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 56%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 22%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 7%
Unknown 2 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 23 March 2014.
All research outputs
#2,818,741
of 7,435,645 outputs
Outputs from BMC Microbiology
#363
of 1,260 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#50,628
of 171,436 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Microbiology
#12
of 55 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 7,435,645 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 61st percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,260 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 2.9. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 70% of its peers.
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