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Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2002
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (83rd percentile)

Mentioned by

6 blogs
14 tweeters
40 patents
2 Wikipedia pages
1 Q&A thread


13793 Dimensions

Readers on

7306 Mendeley
44 CiteULike
14 Connotea
Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2002
DOI 10.1186/gb-2002-3-7-research0034
Pubmed ID

Jo Vandesompele, Katleen De Preter, Filip Pattyn, Bruce Poppe, Nadine Van Roy, Anne De Paepe, Frank Speleman


Gene-expression analysis is increasingly important in biological research, with real-time reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) becoming the method of choice for high-throughput and accurate expression profiling of selected genes. Given the increased sensitivity, reproducibility and large dynamic range of this methodology, the requirements for a proper internal control gene for normalization have become increasingly stringent. Although housekeeping gene expression has been reported to vary considerably, no systematic survey has properly determined the errors related to the common practice of using only one control gene, nor presented an adequate way of working around this problem.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 7,306 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 88 1%
Brazil 55 <1%
United Kingdom 54 <1%
Germany 47 <1%
Belgium 26 <1%
Spain 23 <1%
Mexico 21 <1%
France 21 <1%
Portugal 19 <1%
Other 224 3%
Unknown 6728 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 1948 27%
Researcher 1615 22%
Student > Master 1039 14%
Student > Bachelor 632 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 470 6%
Other 1058 14%
Unknown 544 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3802 52%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1224 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 599 8%
Neuroscience 159 2%
Immunology and Microbiology 133 2%
Other 629 9%
Unknown 760 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 58. 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 11 March 2021.
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Altmetric has tracked 19,172,905 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,806 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 26.9. This one has done well, scoring higher than 89% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 168,668 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 6 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than 4 of them.