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Overview of attention for article published in Virology Journal, January 2005
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#50 of 2,148)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)

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1 news outlet
blogs
1 blog
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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Virology Journal, January 2005
DOI 10.1186/1743-422x-2-62
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Authors

Elodie Ghedin, Jean-Michel Claverie

Abstract

The discovery and genome analysis of Acanthamoeba polyphaga Mimivirus, the largest known DNA virus, challenged much of the accepted dogma regarding viruses. Its particle size (>400 nm), genome length (1.2 million bp) and huge gene repertoire (911 protein coding genes) all contribute to blur the established boundaries between viruses and the smallest parasitic cellular organisms. Phylogenetic analyses also suggested that the Mimivirus lineage could have emerged prior to the individualization of cellular organisms from the three established domains, triggering a debate that can only be resolved by generating and analyzing more data. The next step is then to seek some evidence that Mimivirus is not the only representative of its kind and determine where to look for new Mimiviridae. An exhaustive similarity search of all Mimivirus predicted proteins against all publicly available sequences identified many of their closest homologues among the Sargasso Sea environmental sequences. Subsequent phylogenetic analyses suggested that unknown large viruses evolutionarily closer to Mimivirus than to any presently characterized species exist in abundance in the Sargasso Sea. Their isolation and genome sequencing could prove invaluable in understanding the origin and diversity of large DNA viruses, and shed some light on the role they eventually played in the emergence of eukaryotes.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 56 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 4%
Germany 2 4%
Portugal 2 4%
France 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Norway 1 2%
Sweden 1 2%
Unknown 45 80%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 27%
Researcher 15 27%
Student > Bachelor 5 9%
Student > Master 5 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 7%
Other 12 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 43 77%
Unspecified 6 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 5%
Computer Science 1 2%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Other 2 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. 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 01 December 2018.
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#899,210
of 13,010,971 outputs
Outputs from Virology Journal
#50
of 2,148 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,488
of 146,295 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Virology Journal
#1
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