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Midichlorians - the biomeme hypothesis: is there a microbial component to religious rituals?

Overview of attention for article published in Biology Direct, January 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#3 of 481)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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7 news outlets
blogs
6 blogs
twitter
132 tweeters
facebook
21 Facebook pages
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
6 Google+ users
reddit
2 Redditors
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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92 Mendeley
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Title
Midichlorians - the biomeme hypothesis: is there a microbial component to religious rituals?
Published in
Biology Direct, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1745-6150-9-14
Pubmed ID
Authors

Alexander Y Panchin, Alexander I Tuzhikov, Yuri V Panchin

Abstract

Cutting edge research of human microbiome diversity has led to the development of the microbiome-gut-brain axis concept, based on the idea that gut microbes may have an impact on the behavior of their human hosts. Many examples of behavior-altering parasites are known to affect members of the animal kingdom. Some prominent examples include Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (fungi), Toxoplasma gondii (protista), Wolbachia (bacteria), Glyptapanteles sp. (arthropoda), Spinochordodes tellinii (nematomorpha) and Dicrocoelium dendriticum (flat worm). These organisms belong to a very diverse set of taxonomic groups suggesting that the phenomena of parasitic host control might be more common in nature than currently established and possibly overlooked in humans.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
Austria 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Russia 2 2%
South Africa 1 1%
Israel 1 1%
Finland 1 1%
Switzerland 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Other 3 3%
Unknown 75 82%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 21%
Researcher 17 18%
Student > Master 13 14%
Student > Bachelor 11 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 7%
Other 16 17%
Unknown 10 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 34 37%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 10%
Environmental Science 5 5%
Engineering 4 4%
Other 18 20%
Unknown 12 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 205. 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 21 October 2022.
All research outputs
#153,265
of 22,515,079 outputs
Outputs from Biology Direct
#3
of 481 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,542
of 309,830 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Biology Direct
#1
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