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Directed evolution of a filamentous fungus for thermotolerance

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biotechnology, January 2009
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#7 of 857)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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11 news outlets
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Title
Directed evolution of a filamentous fungus for thermotolerance
Published in
BMC Biotechnology, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1472-6750-9-74
Pubmed ID
Authors

Eudes de Crecy, Stefan Jaronski, Benjamin Lyons, Thomas J Lyons, Nemat O Keyhani

Abstract

Filamentous fungi are the most widely used eukaryotic biocatalysts in industrial and chemical applications. Consequently, there is tremendous interest in methodology that can use the power of genetics to develop strains with improved performance. For example, Metarhizium anisopliae is a broad host range entomopathogenic fungus currently under intensive investigation as a biologically based alternative to chemical pesticides. However, it use is limited by the relatively low tolerance of this species to abiotic stresses such as heat, with most strains displaying little to no growth between 35-37 degrees C. In this study, we used a newly developed automated continuous culture method called the Evolugator, which takes advantage of a natural selection-adaptation strategy, to select for thermotolerant variants of M. anisopliae strain 2575 displaying robust growth at 37 degrees C.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
Belgium 2 1%
France 2 1%
India 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Slovakia 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 2 1%
Unknown 133 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 46 31%
Researcher 25 17%
Student > Master 22 15%
Student > Bachelor 14 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 5%
Other 20 14%
Unknown 13 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 88 59%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 8%
Environmental Science 7 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 4%
Chemistry 4 3%
Other 13 9%
Unknown 18 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 78. 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 11 March 2021.
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#324,820
of 17,411,817 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biotechnology
#7
of 857 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,775
of 194,456 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biotechnology
#1
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