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Different noses for different mice and men

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, August 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)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

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Citations

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Title
Different noses for different mice and men
Published in
BMC Biology, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-10-75
Pubmed ID
Authors

Andreas Keller

Abstract

Chemosensory receptor genes encode G protein-coupled receptors with which animals sense their chemical environment. The large number of chemosensory receptor genes in the genome and their extreme genetic variability pose unusual challenges for understanding their evolution and function. Two articles in BMC Genomics explore the genetic variation of chemosensory receptor gene repertoires in humans and mice and provide unparalleled insight into the causes and consequences of this variability.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Greece 1 5%
Denmark 1 5%
Unknown 17 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 42%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 16%
Student > Bachelor 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 63%
Computer Science 2 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 11%
Neuroscience 1 5%
Materials Science 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

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 06 September 2012.
All research outputs
#5,418,105
of 22,675,759 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#1,113
of 1,977 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#38,745
of 169,206 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#13
of 22 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,675,759 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 76th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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