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Microbial modification of host long-distance dispersal capacity

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, June 2009
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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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2 Wikipedia pages

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Title
Microbial modification of host long-distance dispersal capacity
Published in
BMC Biology, June 2009
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-7-32
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Authors

Sara L Goodacre, Oliver Y Martin, Dries Bonte, Linda Hutchings, Chris Woolley, Kamal Ibrahim, CF George Thomas, Godfrey M Hewitt

Abstract

Dispersal plays a key role in shaping biological and ecological processes such as the distribution of spatially-structured populations or the pace and scale of invasion. Here we have studied the relationship between long-distance dispersal behaviour of a pest-controlling money spider, Erigone atra, and the distribution of maternally acquired endosymbionts within the wider meta-population. This spider persists in heterogeneous environments because of its ability to recolonise areas through active long-distance airborne dispersal using silk as a sail, in a process termed 'ballooning'.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 3 2%
France 1 <1%
Réunion 1 <1%
Sudan 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Sri Lanka 1 <1%
Other 3 2%
Unknown 138 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 26%
Researcher 26 17%
Student > Master 24 16%
Student > Bachelor 15 10%
Professor 9 6%
Other 21 14%
Unknown 17 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 97 64%
Environmental Science 15 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 2%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 1%
Other 6 4%
Unknown 21 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. 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 January 2022.
All research outputs
#2,141,056
of 22,858,915 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#623
of 2,000 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,631
of 110,907 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#3
of 16 outputs
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