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Shaping the oral microbiota through intimate kissing

Overview of attention for article published in Microbiome, November 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 (#1 of 1,159)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
Shaping the oral microbiota through intimate kissing
Published in
Microbiome, November 2014
DOI 10.1186/2049-2618-2-41
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Authors

Remco Kort, Martien Caspers, Astrid van de Graaf, Wim van Egmond, Bart Keijser, Guus Roeselers

Abstract

The variation of microbial communities associated with the human body can be the cause of many factors, including the human genetic makeup, diet, age, surroundings, and sexual behavior. In this study, we investigated the effects of intimate kissing on the oral microbiota of 21 couples by self-administered questionnaires about their past kissing behavior and by the evaluation of tongue and salivary microbiota samples in a controlled kissing experiment. In addition, we quantified the number of bacteria exchanged during intimate kissing by the use of marker bacteria introduced through the intake of a probiotic yoghurt drink by one of the partners prior to a second intimate kiss.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 3%
Canada 3 <1%
Japan 3 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Estonia 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 308 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 63 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 54 16%
Student > Bachelor 51 15%
Student > Master 46 14%
Professor 20 6%
Other 70 21%
Unknown 29 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 122 37%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 42 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 40 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 19 6%
Psychology 15 5%
Other 58 17%
Unknown 37 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2281. 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 13 October 2021.
All research outputs
#2,223
of 19,204,065 outputs
Outputs from Microbiome
#1
of 1,159 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16
of 324,890 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Microbiome
#1
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