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Distinguishing highly-related outbreak-associated Clostridium botulinum type A(B) strains

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, January 2014
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Title
Distinguishing highly-related outbreak-associated Clostridium botulinum type A(B) strains
Published in
BMC Microbiology, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-14-192
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Authors

Brian H Raphael, Timothy B Shirey, Carolina Lúquez, Susan E Maslanka

Abstract

In the United States, most Clostridium botulinum type A strains isolated during laboratory investigations of human botulism demonstrate the presence of an expressed type A botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT/A) gene and an unexpressed BoNT/B gene. These strains are designated type A(B). The most common pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern in the C. botulinum PulseNet database is composed of A(B) strains. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of genome sequencing and multi-loci variable number of tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) to differentiate such strains.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Sweden 1 6%
Unknown 17 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 44%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 11%
Student > Master 2 11%
Professor 1 6%
Other 2 11%
Unknown 1 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 28%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 11%
Chemical Engineering 1 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 6%
Other 2 11%
Unknown 2 11%

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 29 May 2015.
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#6,922,550
of 21,343,037 outputs
Outputs from BMC Microbiology
#814
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#66,701
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#1
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