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Evidence that natural selection maintains genetic variation for sleep in Drosophila melanogaster

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, March 2015
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Title
Evidence that natural selection maintains genetic variation for sleep in Drosophila melanogaster
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12862-015-0316-2
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Authors

Nicolas Svetec, Li Zhao, Perot Saelao, Joanna C Chiu, David J Begun

Abstract

Drosophila melanogaster often shows correlations between latitude and phenotypic or genetic variation on different continents, which suggests local adaptation with respect to a heterogeneous environment. Previous phenotypic analyses of latitudinal clines have investigated mainly physiological, morphological, or life-history traits. Here, we studied latitudinal variation in sleep in D. melanogaster populations from North and Central America. In parallel, we used RNA-seq to identify interpopulation gene expression differences.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 8%
Australia 1 2%
Unknown 46 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 27%
Researcher 10 20%
Student > Bachelor 8 16%
Student > Master 6 12%
Unspecified 5 10%
Other 8 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 53%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 16%
Unspecified 7 14%
Neuroscience 6 12%
Computer Science 1 2%
Other 2 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. 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 December 2017.
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