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A little bit is better than nothing: the incomplete parthenogenesis of salamanders, frogs and fish

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, August 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (81st percentile)

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Title
A little bit is better than nothing: the incomplete parthenogenesis of salamanders, frogs and fish
Published in
BMC Biology, August 2010
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-8-78
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kathrin P Lampert, Manfred Schartl

Abstract

A re-examination of the mitochondrial genomes of unisexual salamander lineages, published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, shows them to be the oldest unisexual vertebrates known, having been around for 5 million years. This presents a challenge to the prediction that lack of genetic recombination is a fast track to extinction. See research article http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/10/238.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 6%
Germany 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Greece 1 1%
China 1 1%
Unknown 72 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 28 34%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 18%
Student > Master 8 10%
Student > Bachelor 7 8%
Professor 4 5%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 9 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 58 70%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 7%
Environmental Science 5 6%
Computer Science 1 1%
Social Sciences 1 1%
Other 1 1%
Unknown 11 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. 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 14 June 2017.
All research outputs
#1,086,525
of 17,353,889 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#319
of 1,498 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17,301
of 239,974 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#15
of 76 outputs
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