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Developmental plasticity and the evolution of parasitism in an unusual nematode, Parastrongyloides trichosuri

Overview of attention for article published in EvoDevo, January 2012
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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 (89th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (78th percentile)

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Title
Developmental plasticity and the evolution of parasitism in an unusual nematode, Parastrongyloides trichosuri
Published in
EvoDevo, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/2041-9139-3-1
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Authors

Susan J Stasiuk, Maxwell J Scott, Warwick N Grant

Abstract

Parasitism is an important life history strategy in many metazoan taxa. This is particularly true of the Phylum Nematoda, in which parasitism has evolved independently at least nine times. The apparent ease with which parasitism has evolved amongst nematodes may, in part, be due to a feature of nematode development acting as a pre-adaptation for the transition from a free-living to a parasitic life history. One candidate pre-adaptive feature for evolution in terrestrial nematodes is the dauer larva, a developmentally arrested morph formed in response to environmental signals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Mexico 1 2%
Taiwan 1 2%
Switzerland 1 2%
Unknown 54 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 28%
Researcher 10 17%
Student > Bachelor 9 16%
Student > Master 7 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 3 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 34 59%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 21%
Environmental Science 2 3%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 3%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 5 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 16 February 2012.
All research outputs
#1,487,562
of 12,574,825 outputs
Outputs from EvoDevo
#55
of 221 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,404
of 215,454 outputs
Outputs of similar age from EvoDevo
#3
of 14 outputs
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