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Acquisition of chemical recognition cues facilitates integration into ant societies

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Ecology, December 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#34 of 417)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

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2 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
4 tweeters
facebook
5 Facebook pages
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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Readers on

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67 Mendeley
Title
Acquisition of chemical recognition cues facilitates integration into ant societies
Published in
BMC Ecology, December 2011
DOI 10.1186/1472-6785-11-30
Pubmed ID
Authors

Christoph von Beeren, Stefan Schulz, Rosli Hashim, Volker Witte

Abstract

Social insects maintain the integrity of their societies by discriminating between colony members and foreigners through cuticular hydrocarbon (CHC) signatures. Nevertheless, parasites frequently get access to social resources, for example through mimicry of host CHCs among other mechanisms. The origin of mimetic compounds, however, remains unknown in the majority of studies (biosynthesis vs. acquisition). Additionally, direct evidence is scarce that chemical mimicry is indeed beneficial to the parasites (e.g., by improving social acceptance).

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 4 6%
Denmark 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 61 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 21%
Researcher 13 19%
Student > Bachelor 8 12%
Student > Master 6 9%
Other 4 6%
Other 14 21%
Unknown 8 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 44 66%
Environmental Science 4 6%
Computer Science 1 1%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 1%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 1%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 14 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 41. 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 04 July 2021.
All research outputs
#680,635
of 19,001,205 outputs
Outputs from BMC Ecology
#34
of 417 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,177
of 230,567 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Ecology
#2
of 24 outputs
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