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Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2004
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (82nd percentile)

Mentioned by

9 patents
2 Wikipedia pages


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Readers on

180 Mendeley
6 CiteULike
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Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2004
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-4-33
Pubmed ID

Wei Cai, Jimin Pei, Nick V Grishin

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 180 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 3%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Brazil 2 1%
Sweden 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 8 4%
Unknown 156 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 19%
Researcher 33 18%
Student > Master 26 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 8%
Student > Bachelor 13 7%
Other 38 21%
Unknown 22 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 94 52%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 38 21%
Computer Science 7 4%
Environmental Science 3 2%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 2%
Other 8 4%
Unknown 27 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. 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 03 May 2022.
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Altmetric has tracked 21,347,688 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 84th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,903 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 11.0. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 74% of its peers.
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