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A periodic pattern generator for dental diversity

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, July 2008
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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 (87th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (53rd percentile)

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Title
A periodic pattern generator for dental diversity
Published in
BMC Biology, July 2008
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-6-32
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Authors

Gareth J Fraser, Ryan F Bloomquist, J Todd Streelman

Abstract

Periodic patterning of iterative structures is a fundamental process during embryonic organization and development. Studies have shown how gene networks are employed to pattern butterfly eyespots, fly bristles and vertebrate epithelial appendages such as teeth, feathers, hair and mammary glands. Despite knowledge of how these features are organized, little is known about how diversity in periodic patterning is generated in nature. We address this problem through the molecular analysis of oral jaw dental diversity in Lake Malawi cichlids, where closely related species exhibit from 1 to 20 rows of teeth, with total teeth counts ranging from around 10 to 700.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
France 1 1%
Switzerland 1 1%
India 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Portugal 1 1%
Unknown 88 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 25%
Researcher 20 21%
Student > Master 14 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 9 9%
Student > Bachelor 8 8%
Other 16 16%
Unknown 6 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 66 68%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 9%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 4 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 4%
Environmental Science 3 3%
Other 4 4%
Unknown 7 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 28 August 2019.
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#1,896,458
of 15,734,937 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#585
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Outputs of similar age
#38,504
of 306,243 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#34
of 73 outputs
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