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An investigation of horizontal transfer of feed introduced DNA to the aerobic microbiota of the gastrointestinal tract of rats

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, April 2012
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Title
An investigation of horizontal transfer of feed introduced DNA to the aerobic microbiota of the gastrointestinal tract of rats
Published in
BMC Research Notes, April 2012
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-5-170
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Authors

Lise Nordgård, Lorenzo Brusetti, Noura Raddadi, Terje Traavik, Beate Averhoff, Kaare Magne Nielsen

Abstract

Horizontal gene transfer through natural transformation of members of the microbiota of the lower gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of mammals has not yet been described. Insufficient DNA sequence similarity for homologous recombination to occur has been identified as the major barrier to interspecies transfer of chromosomal DNA in bacteria. In this study we determined if regions of high DNA similarity between the genomes of the indigenous bacteria in the GIT of rats and feed introduced DNA could lead to homologous recombination and acquisition of antibiotic resistance genes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
Italy 1 2%
Unknown 47 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 18%
Researcher 8 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 16%
Student > Master 7 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 6%
Other 8 16%
Unknown 7 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 36%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 10%
Environmental Science 2 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 4%
Other 8 16%
Unknown 10 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 01 November 2018.
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#7,728,762
of 13,725,722 outputs
Outputs from BMC Research Notes
#1,226
of 3,117 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#58,732
of 121,341 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#1
of 3 outputs
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