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Cell biology in model systems as the key to understanding corals

Overview of attention for article published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, July 2008
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (56th percentile)

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Title
Cell biology in model systems as the key to understanding corals
Published in
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, July 2008
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2008.03.004
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Authors

Virginia M. Weis, Simon K. Davy, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty, John R. Pringle

Abstract

Corals provide the foundation of important tropical reef ecosystems but are in global decline for multiple reasons, including climate change. Coral health depends on a fragile partnership with intracellular dinoflagellate symbionts. We argue here that progress in understanding coral biology requires intensive study of the cellular processes underlying this symbiosis. Such study will inform us on how the coral symbiosis will be affected by climate change, mechanisms driving coral bleaching and disease, and the coevolution of this symbiosis in the context of other host-microbe interactions. Drawing lessons from the broader history of molecular and cell biology and the study of other host-microbe interactions, we argue that a model-systems approach is essential for making effective progress in understanding coral cell biology.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 3%
Germany 4 1%
Mexico 3 <1%
Taiwan 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Other 4 1%
Unknown 309 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 86 26%
Researcher 66 20%
Student > Master 57 17%
Student > Bachelor 46 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 15 4%
Other 66 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 214 64%
Environmental Science 45 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 33 10%
Unspecified 21 6%
Chemistry 6 2%
Other 17 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 February 2013.
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#1,803,801
of 12,300,260 outputs
Outputs from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#967
of 2,097 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#45,925
of 284,163 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#14
of 32 outputs
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