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Where is the game? Wild meat products authentication in South Africa: a case study

Overview of attention for article published in Investigative Genetics, January 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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5 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
4 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
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1 Google+ user

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Title
Where is the game? Wild meat products authentication in South Africa: a case study
Published in
Investigative Genetics, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/2041-2223-4-6
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Authors

Maria Eugenia D’Amato, Evguenia Alechine, Kevin Wesley Cloete, Sean Davison, Daniel Corach

Abstract

Wild animals' meat is extensively consumed in South Africa, being obtained either from ranching, farming or hunting. To test the authenticity of the commercial labels of meat products in the local market, we obtained DNA sequence information from 146 samples (14 beef and 132 game labels) for barcoding cytochrome c oxidase subunit I and partial cytochrome b and mitochondrial fragments. The reliability of species assignments were evaluated using BLAST searches in GenBank, maximum likelihood phylogenetic analysis and the character-based method implemented in BLOG. The Kimura-2-parameter intra- and interspecific variation was evaluated for all matched species.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 2 2%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 118 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 18%
Student > Master 22 18%
Researcher 18 15%
Student > Bachelor 16 13%
Student > Postgraduate 11 9%
Other 23 19%
Unknown 10 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 62 51%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 21 17%
Environmental Science 11 9%
Psychology 3 2%
Chemistry 2 2%
Other 8 7%
Unknown 15 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 63. 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 09 April 2020.
All research outputs
#364,277
of 15,985,758 outputs
Outputs from Investigative Genetics
#6
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Outputs of similar age
#3,061
of 153,157 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Investigative Genetics
#1
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