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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 (#41 of 3,432)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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3 blogs
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1 policy source
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29 X users
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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
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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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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 919 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 191 20%
Student > Master 180 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 121 13%
Researcher 70 7%
Student > Postgraduate 37 4%
Other 119 13%
Unknown 232 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 259 27%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 187 20%
Immunology and Microbiology 87 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 41 4%
Engineering 27 3%
Other 97 10%
Unknown 252 27%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 84. 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 26 April 2023.
All research outputs
#513,047
of 25,837,817 outputs
Outputs from Virology Journal
#41
of 3,432 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,680
of 251,685 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Virology Journal
#1
of 85 outputs
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