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Development of an embryonic skeletogenic mesenchyme lineage in a sea cucumber reveals the trajectory of change for the evolution of novel structures in echinoderms

Overview of attention for article published in EvoDevo, August 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 (86th percentile)

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Title
Development of an embryonic skeletogenic mesenchyme lineage in a sea cucumber reveals the trajectory of change for the evolution of novel structures in echinoderms
Published in
EvoDevo, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/2041-9139-3-17
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Authors

Brenna S McCauley, Erin P Wright, Cameron Exner, Chisato Kitazawa, Veronica F Hinman

Abstract

The mechanisms by which the conserved genetic "toolkit" for development generates phenotypic disparity across metazoans is poorly understood. Echinoderm larvae provide a great resource for understanding how developmental novelty arises. The sea urchin pluteus larva is dramatically different from basal echinoderm larval types, which include the auricularia-type larva of its sister taxon, the sea cucumbers, and the sea star bipinnaria larva. In particular, the pluteus has a mesodermally-derived larval skeleton that is not present in sea star larvae or any outgroup taxa. To understand the evolutionary origin of this structure, we examined the molecular development of mesoderm in the sea cucumber, Parastichopus parvimensis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 4%
Japan 2 4%
Norway 1 2%
Chile 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 42 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 33%
Researcher 10 20%
Student > Master 7 14%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Other 2 4%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 6 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 67%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 14%
Unspecified 1 2%
Physics and Astronomy 1 2%
Unknown 7 14%

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 2016.
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#2,914,866
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Outputs from EvoDevo
#85
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#19,209
of 144,858 outputs
Outputs of similar age from EvoDevo
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