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Transcriptomic analysis supports similar functional roles for the two thymuses of the tammar wallaby

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Genomics, August 2011
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Title
Transcriptomic analysis supports similar functional roles for the two thymuses of the tammar wallaby
Published in
BMC Genomics, August 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2164-12-420
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Authors

Emily SW Wong, Anthony T Papenfuss, Andreas Heger, Arthur L Hsu, Chris P Ponting, Robert D Miller, Jane C Fenelon, Marilyn B Renfree, Richard A Gibbs, Katherine Belov

Abstract

The thymus plays a critical role in the development and maturation of T-cells. Humans have a single thoracic thymus and presence of a second thymus is considered an anomaly. However, many vertebrates have multiple thymuses. The tammar wallaby has two thymuses: a thoracic thymus (typically found in all mammals) and a dominant cervical thymus. Researchers have known about the presence of the two wallaby thymuses since the 1800s, but no genome-wide research has been carried out into possible functional differences between the two thymic tissues. Here, we used pyrosequencing to compare the transcriptomes of a cervical and thoracic thymus from a single 178 day old tammar wallaby.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 33%
Researcher 5 28%
Professor 1 6%
Lecturer 1 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 3 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 44%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 11%
Engineering 1 6%
Unknown 4 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 19 August 2011.
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