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Mating compatibility in the parasitic protist Trypanosoma brucei

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, February 2014
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Title
Mating compatibility in the parasitic protist Trypanosoma brucei
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, February 2014
DOI 10.1186/1756-3305-7-78
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Authors

Lori Peacock, Vanessa Ferris, Mick Bailey, Wendy Gibson

Abstract

Genetic exchange has been described in several kinetoplastid parasites, but the most well-studied mating system is that of Trypanosoma brucei, the causative organism of African sleeping sickness. Sexual reproduction takes place in the salivary glands (SG) of the tsetse vector and involves meiosis and production of haploid gametes. Few genetic crosses have been carried out to date and consequently there is little information about the mating compatibility of different trypanosomes. In other single-celled eukaryotes, mating compatibility is typically determined by a system of two or more mating types (MT). Here we investigated the MT system in T. brucei.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 19%
Student > Bachelor 5 14%
Student > Master 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 6 17%
Unknown 3 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 58%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 3%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 4 11%

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 25 December 2020.
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#3,296,143
of 12,451,686 outputs
Outputs from Parasites & Vectors
#708
of 3,208 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#49,120
of 192,468 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Parasites & Vectors
#8
of 27 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,451,686 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 73rd percentile.
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