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NextGen sequencing reveals short double crossovers contribute disproportionately to genetic diversity in Toxoplasma gondii

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Genomics, December 2014
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Title
NextGen sequencing reveals short double crossovers contribute disproportionately to genetic diversity in Toxoplasma gondii
Published in
BMC Genomics, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2164-15-1168
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Authors

Asis Khan, Jahangheer S Shaik, Michael Behnke, Qiuling Wang, Jitender P Dubey, Hernan A Lorenzi, James W Ajioka, Benjamin M Rosenthal, L David Sibley

Abstract

Toxoplasma gondii is a widespread protozoan parasite of animals that causes zoonotic disease in humans. Three clonal variants predominate in North America and Europe, while South American strains are genetically diverse, and undergo more frequent recombination. All three northern clonal variants share a monomorphic version of chromosome Ia (ChrIa), which is also found in unrelated, but successful southern lineages. Although this pattern could reflect a selective advantage, it might also arise from non-Mendelian segregation during meiosis. To understand the inheritance of ChrIa, we performed a genetic cross between the northern clonal type 2 ME49 strain and a divergent southern type 10 strain called VAND, which harbors a divergent ChrIa.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Unknown 39 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 33%
Researcher 9 23%
Student > Master 4 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 8%
Professor 2 5%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 5 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 5%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 3%
Other 5 13%
Unknown 8 20%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 26 December 2014.
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