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Moraxella osloensis Gene Expression in the Slug Host Deroceras reticulatum

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, January 2008
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Title
Moraxella osloensis Gene Expression in the Slug Host Deroceras reticulatum
Published in
BMC Microbiology, January 2008
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-8-19
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Authors

Ruisheng An, Srinand Sreevatsan, Parwinder S Grewal

Abstract

The bacterium Moraxella osloensis is a mutualistic symbiont of the slug-parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita. In nature, P. hermaphrodita vectors M. osloensis into the shell cavity of the slug host Deroceras reticulatum in which the bacteria multiply and kill the slug. As M. osloensis is the main killing agent, genes expressed by M. osloensis in the slug are likely to play important roles in virulence. Studies on pathogenic interactions between bacteria and lower order hosts are few, but such studies have the potential to shed light on the evolution of bacterial virulence. Therefore, we investigated such an interaction by determining gene expression of M. osloensis in its slug host D. reticulatum by selectively capturing transcribed sequences.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 19%
Student > Bachelor 5 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 10%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 4 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 35%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 10%
Environmental Science 2 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 6%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 4 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 24 August 2021.
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#7,117,931
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#100,465
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#2
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