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Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2001
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Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2001
DOI 10.1186/gb-2001-3-1-reviews0001
Pubmed ID

Gregory A Wray


The use of DNA sequences to estimate the timing of evolutionary events is increasingly popular, although it is fraught with practical difficulties. But the exponential growth of relevant information and improved methods of analysis are providing increasingly reliable sequence-derived dates, and it may become possible to reconcile fossil-derived and molecular estimates of divergence times within the next few years.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 124 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 6%
India 3 2%
Italy 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Finland 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Uganda 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 103 83%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 46 37%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 22%
Professor 12 10%
Student > Bachelor 11 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 10 8%
Other 15 12%
Unknown 3 2%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 84 68%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 7 6%
Environmental Science 3 2%
Physics and Astronomy 2 2%
Other 9 7%
Unknown 10 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 01 January 2018.
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Altmetric has tracked 17,353,889 research outputs across all sources so far. This one is in the 47th percentile – i.e., 47% of other outputs scored the same or lower than it.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,593 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 26.6. This one is in the 16th percentile – i.e., 16% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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