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A novel virus genome discovered in an extreme environment suggests recombination between unrelated groups of RNA and DNA viruses

Overview of attention for article published in Biology Direct, January 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 487)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
2 news outlets
blogs
12 blogs
twitter
54 tweeters
facebook
7 Facebook pages
wikipedia
5 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
6 Google+ users
linkedin
1 LinkedIn user
reddit
1 Redditor
q&a
1 Q&A thread

Citations

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127 Dimensions

Readers on

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253 Mendeley
Title
A novel virus genome discovered in an extreme environment suggests recombination between unrelated groups of RNA and DNA viruses
Published in
Biology Direct, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1745-6150-7-13
Pubmed ID
Authors

Geoffrey S Diemer, Kenneth M Stedman

Abstract

Viruses are known to be the most abundant organisms on earth, yet little is known about their collective origin and evolutionary history. With exceptionally high rates of genetic mutation and mosaicism, it is not currently possible to resolve deep evolutionary histories of the known major virus groups. Metagenomics offers a potential means of establishing a more comprehensive view of viral evolution as vast amounts of new sequence data becomes available for comparative analysis.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Sudan 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 7 3%
Unknown 233 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 59 23%
Researcher 45 18%
Student > Master 28 11%
Student > Bachelor 28 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 7%
Other 57 23%
Unknown 18 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 132 52%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 33 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 16 6%
Environmental Science 9 4%
Computer Science 8 3%
Other 26 10%
Unknown 29 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 139. 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 20 July 2022.
All research outputs
#250,515
of 22,888,307 outputs
Outputs from Biology Direct
#4
of 487 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,299
of 244,727 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Biology Direct
#1
of 27 outputs
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