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Functional and evolutionary analysis of alternatively spliced genes is consistent with an early eukaryotic origin of alternative splicing

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2007
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Title
Functional and evolutionary analysis of alternatively spliced genes is consistent with an early eukaryotic origin of alternative splicing
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2007
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-7-188
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Authors

Manuel Irimia, Jakob Rukov, David Penny, Scott Roy

Abstract

Alternative splicing has been reported in various eukaryotic groups including plants, apicomplexans, diatoms, amoebae, animals and fungi. However, whether widespread alternative splicing has evolved independently in the different eukaryotic groups or was inherited from their last common ancestor, and may therefore predate multicellularity, is still unknown. To better understand the origin and evolution of alternative splicing and its usage in diverse organisms, we studied alternative splicing in 12 eukaryotic species, comparing rates of alternative splicing across genes of different functional classes, cellular locations, intron/exon structures and evolutionary origins.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
Spain 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
New Zealand 1 1%
Switzerland 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Luxembourg 1 1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 73 85%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 27%
Researcher 20 23%
Student > Master 12 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 7%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 7 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 52 60%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 2%
Environmental Science 2 2%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 2%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 10 12%

Attention Score in Context

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#5,107,233
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#21
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