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Modularity of gene-regulatory networks revealed in sea-star development

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, January 2011
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Title
Modularity of gene-regulatory networks revealed in sea-star development
Published in
BMC Biology, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-9-6
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Carmel McDougall, Bernard M Degnan

Abstract

Evidence that conserved developmental gene-regulatory networks can change as a unit during deutersostome evolution emerges from a study published in BMC Biology. This shows that genes consistently expressed in anterior brain patterning in hemichordates and chordates are expressed in a similar spatial pattern in another deuterostome, an asteroid echinoderm (sea star), but in a completely different developmental context (the animal-vegetal axis). This observation has implications for hypotheses on the type of development present in the deuterostome common ancestor.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 9%
Norway 2 4%
Brazil 1 2%
France 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Japan 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Unknown 34 76%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 27%
Researcher 9 20%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 11%
Professor 3 7%
Student > Bachelor 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 12 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 51%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 4%
Mathematics 1 2%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 12 27%

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 04 February 2011.
All research outputs
#443,596
of 3,685,046 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#232
of 579 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,469
of 85,546 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#17
of 38 outputs
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