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Bacteriophages and their implications on future biotechnology: a review

Overview of attention for article published in Virology Journal, January 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#32 of 3,006)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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4 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
28 tweeters
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2 patents
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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844 Mendeley
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Title
Bacteriophages and their implications on future biotechnology: a review
Published in
Virology Journal, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1743-422x-9-9
Pubmed ID
Authors

Irshad Ul Haq, Waqas Nasir Chaudhry, Maha Nadeem Akhtar, Saadia Andleeb, Ishtiaq Qadri

Abstract

Recently it has been recognized that bacteriophages, the natural predators of bacteria can be used efficiently in modern biotechnology. They have been proposed as alternatives to antibiotics for many antibiotic resistant bacterial strains. Phages can be used as biocontrol agents in agriculture and petroleum industry. Moreover phages are used as vehicles for vaccines both DNA and protein, for the detection of pathogenic bacterial strain, as display system for many proteins and antibodies. Bacteriophages are diverse group of viruses which are easily manipulated and therefore they have potential uses in biotechnology, research, and therapeutics. The aim of this review article is to enable the wide range of researchers, scientists, and biotechnologist who are putting phages into practice, to accelerate the progress and development in the field of biotechnology.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 6 <1%
United Kingdom 5 <1%
United States 4 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 8 <1%
Unknown 813 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 183 22%
Student > Master 175 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 119 14%
Researcher 68 8%
Student > Postgraduate 35 4%
Other 108 13%
Unknown 156 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 252 30%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 175 21%
Immunology and Microbiology 84 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 40 5%
Engineering 25 3%
Other 94 11%
Unknown 174 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 80. 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 13 January 2022.
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#438,098
of 22,520,629 outputs
Outputs from Virology Journal
#32
of 3,006 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,831
of 256,255 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Virology Journal
#1
of 247 outputs
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