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Complete DNA sequences of the plastid genomes of two parasitic flowering plant species, Cuscuta reflexa and Cuscuta gronovii

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Plant Biology, August 2007
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Title
Complete DNA sequences of the plastid genomes of two parasitic flowering plant species, Cuscuta reflexa and Cuscuta gronovii
Published in
BMC Plant Biology, August 2007
DOI 10.1186/1471-2229-7-45
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Authors

Helena T Funk, Sabine Berg, Karin Krupinska, Uwe G Maier, Kirsten Krause

Abstract

The holoparasitic plant genus Cuscuta comprises species with photosynthetic capacity and functional chloroplasts as well as achlorophyllous and intermediate forms with restricted photosynthetic activity and degenerated chloroplasts. Previous data indicated significant differences with respect to the plastid genome coding capacity in different Cuscuta species that could correlate with their photosynthetic activity. In order to shed light on the molecular changes accompanying the parasitic lifestyle, we sequenced the plastid chromosomes of the two species Cuscuta reflexa and Cuscuta gronovii. Both species are capable of performing photosynthesis, albeit with varying efficiencies. Together with the plastid genome of Epifagus virginiana, an achlorophyllous parasitic plant whose plastid genome has been sequenced, these species represent a series of progression towards total dependency on the host plant, ranging from reduced levels of photosynthesis in C. reflexa to a restricted photosynthetic activity and degenerated chloroplasts in C. gronovii to an achlorophyllous state in E. virginiana.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 4 3%
Canada 2 2%
France 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 105 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 27 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 22%
Student > Master 22 19%
Student > Bachelor 11 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 4%
Other 13 11%
Unknown 13 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 67 58%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 28 24%
Chemistry 2 2%
Environmental Science 1 <1%
Chemical Engineering 1 <1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 15 13%

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 22 February 2017.
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#6,835,630
of 21,063,002 outputs
Outputs from BMC Plant Biology
#598
of 2,972 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#99,009
of 322,915 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Plant Biology
#3
of 18 outputs
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