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Plant growth strategies are remodeled by spaceflight

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Plant Biology, 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 (#2 of 2,303)
  • 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)

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16 news outlets
blogs
13 blogs
twitter
29 tweeters
facebook
9 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page
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3 Google+ users
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1 Redditor
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2 video uploaders

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Title
Plant growth strategies are remodeled by spaceflight
Published in
BMC Plant Biology, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2229-12-232
Pubmed ID
Authors

Anna-Lisa Paul, Claire E Amalfitano, Robert J Ferl

Abstract

Arabidopsis plants were grown on the International Space Station within specialized hardware that combined a plant growth habitat with a camera system that can capture images at regular intervals of growth. The Imaging hardware delivers telemetric data from the ISS, specifically images received in real-time from experiments on orbit, providing science without sample return. Comparable Ground Controls were grown in a sister unit that is maintained in the Orbital Environment Simulator at Kennedy Space Center. One of many types of biological data that can be analyzed in this fashion is root morphology. Arabidopsis seeds were geminated on orbit on nutrient gel Petri plates in a configuration that encouraged growth along the surface of the gel. Photos were taken every six hours for the 15 days of the experiment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
India 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Hungary 1 <1%
Unknown 96 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 24 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 19%
Student > Bachelor 18 17%
Student > Master 9 9%
Other 6 6%
Other 18 17%
Unknown 10 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 59 56%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 10%
Environmental Science 7 7%
Engineering 5 5%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Other 9 9%
Unknown 12 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 251. 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 19 March 2020.
All research outputs
#68,178
of 15,900,481 outputs
Outputs from BMC Plant Biology
#2
of 2,303 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#621
of 259,979 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Plant Biology
#1
of 130 outputs
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