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Insights into the evolution of sialic acid catabolism among bacteria

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2009
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Title
Insights into the evolution of sialic acid catabolism among bacteria
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-9-118
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Authors

Salvador Almagro-Moreno, E Fidelma Boyd

Abstract

Sialic acids comprise a family of nine-carbon amino sugars that are prevalent in mucus rich environments. Sialic acids from the human host are used by a number of pathogens as an energy source. Here we explore the evolution of the genes involved in the catabolism of sialic acid.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 168 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 38 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 22%
Student > Master 26 15%
Student > Bachelor 16 9%
Professor 11 6%
Other 30 17%
Unknown 14 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 71 41%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 41 24%
Immunology and Microbiology 12 7%
Chemistry 10 6%
Environmental Science 6 3%
Other 9 5%
Unknown 23 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. 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 June 2009.
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#7,762,620
of 12,373,386 outputs
Outputs from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#1,790
of 2,341 outputs
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#117,156
of 221,974 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#94
of 148 outputs
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