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Do we still need supertrees?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, February 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (77th percentile)

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Do we still need supertrees?
Published in
BMC Biology, February 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-10-13
Pubmed ID

Arndt von Haeseler


The up-dated species level phylogeny for the carnivores using a supertree approach provides new insights into the evolutionary origin and relationships of carnivores. While the gain in biological knowledge is substantial, the supertree approach is not undisputed. I discuss the principles of supertree methods and the competitor supermatrix approaches. I argue that both methods are important to infer phylogenetic relationships.See research article http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7007/10/12.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
United Kingdom 3 1%
Spain 3 1%
Germany 2 <1%
Argentina 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 14 6%
Unknown 198 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 62 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 56 24%
Student > Master 30 13%
Student > Bachelor 21 9%
Other 15 6%
Other 32 14%
Unknown 15 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 142 61%
Environmental Science 26 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 18 8%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 14 6%
Computer Science 7 3%
Other 6 3%
Unknown 18 8%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 04 October 2015.
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