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BioMart – biological queries made easy

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Genomics, January 2009
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BioMart – biological queries made easy
Published in
BMC Genomics, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2164-10-22
Pubmed ID

Damian Smedley, Syed Haider, Benoit Ballester, Richard Holland, Darin London, Gudmundur Thorisson, Arek Kasprzyk


Biologists need to perform complex queries, often across a variety of databases. Typically, each data resource provides an advanced query interface, each of which must be learnt by the biologist before they can begin to query them. Frequently, more than one data source is required and for high-throughput analysis, cutting and pasting results between websites is certainly very time consuming. Therefore, many groups rely on local bioinformatics support to process queries by accessing the resource's programmatic interfaces if they exist. This is not an efficient solution in terms of cost and time. Instead, it would be better if the biologist only had to learn one generic interface. BioMart provides such a solution.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 17 4%
United Kingdom 12 3%
France 5 1%
Germany 5 1%
Spain 4 1%
Canada 4 1%
Brazil 3 <1%
Mexico 3 <1%
Belgium 3 <1%
Other 25 6%
Unknown 315 80%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 132 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 94 24%
Student > Master 45 11%
Student > Bachelor 27 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 22 6%
Other 75 19%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 238 60%
Computer Science 56 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 42 11%
Unspecified 19 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 4%
Other 23 6%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 December 2018.
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So far Altmetric has tracked 7,723 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.3. This one has done well, scoring higher than 75% of its peers.
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