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Transgene autoexcision in switchgrass pollen mediated by the Bxb1 recombinase

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biotechnology, August 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (76th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (72nd percentile)

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Title
Transgene autoexcision in switchgrass pollen mediated by the Bxb1 recombinase
Published in
BMC Biotechnology, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6750-14-79
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Authors

Maria N Somleva, Chang Ai Xu, Kieran P Ryan, Roger Thilmony, Oliver Peoples, Kristi D Snell, James Thomson

Abstract

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) has a great potential as a platform for the production of biobased plastics, chemicals and energy mainly because of its high biomass yield on marginal land and low agricultural inputs. During the last decade, there has been increased interest in the genetic improvement of this crop through transgenic approaches. Since switchgrass, like most perennial grasses, is exclusively cross pollinating and poorly domesticated, preventing the dispersal of transgenic pollen into the environment is a critical requisite for the commercial deployment of this important biomass crop. In this study, the feasibility of controlling pollen-mediated gene flow in transgenic switchgrass using the large serine site-specific recombinase Bxb1 has been investigated.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 4%
Unknown 22 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 30%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 30%
Student > Bachelor 3 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 4%
Student > Master 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 3 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 43%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 22%
Environmental Science 1 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 4%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 3 13%

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 12 September 2014.
All research outputs
#1,978,140
of 8,594,475 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biotechnology
#166
of 494 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#43,656
of 187,507 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biotechnology
#5
of 18 outputs
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