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A Microbial Arsenic Cycle in a Salt-Saturated, Extreme Environment

Overview of attention for article published in Science, May 2005
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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 (88th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (61st percentile)

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Title
A Microbial Arsenic Cycle in a Salt-Saturated, Extreme Environment
Published in
Science, May 2005
DOI 10.1126/science.1110832
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Authors

R. S. Oremland

Abstract

Searles Lake is a salt-saturated, alkaline brine unusually rich in the toxic element arsenic. Arsenic speciation changed from arsenate [As(V)] to arsenite [As(III)] with sediment depth. Incubated anoxic sediment slurries displayed dissimilatory As(V)-reductase activity that was markedly stimulated by H2 or sulfide, whereas aerobic slurries had rapid As(III)-oxidase activity. An anaerobic, extremely haloalkaliphilic bacterium was isolated from the sediment that grew via As(V) respiration, using either lactate or sulfide as its electron donor. Hence, a full biogeochemical cycle of arsenic occurs in Searles Lake, driven in part by inorganic electron donors.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 171 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 7%
Canada 2 1%
Mexico 2 1%
Spain 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 3 2%
Unknown 146 85%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 52 30%
Researcher 34 20%
Student > Master 18 11%
Student > Bachelor 14 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 14 8%
Other 38 22%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 64 37%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 29 17%
Environmental Science 28 16%
Unspecified 17 10%
Chemistry 10 6%
Other 22 13%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 26 June 2014.
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#1,290,085
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Outputs from Science
#20,943
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#1,252,267
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#20,919
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