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Mobile genetic elements of the human gastrointestinal tract

Overview of attention for article published in Gut Microbes, October 2014
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (66th percentile)

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Title
Mobile genetic elements of the human gastrointestinal tract
Published in
Gut Microbes, October 2014
DOI 10.4161/gmic.24627
Pubmed ID
Authors

Eileen Broaders, Cormac G.M. Gahan, Julian R. Marchesi

Abstract

The human intestine is an important location for horizontal gene transfer (HGT) due to the presence of a densely populated community of microorganisms which are essential to the health of the human superorganism. HGT in this niche has the potential to influence the evolution of members of this microbial community and to mediate the spread of antibiotic resistance genes from commensal organisms to potential pathogens. Recent culture-independent techniques and metagenomic studies have provided an insight into the distribution of mobile genetic elements (MGEs) and the extent of HGT in the human gastrointestinal tract. In this mini-review, we explore the current knowledge of mobile genetic elements in the gastrointestinal tract, the progress of research into the distribution of antibiotic resistance genes in the gut and the potential role of MGEs in the spread of antibiotic resistance. In the face of reduced treatment options for many clinical infections, understanding environmental and commensal antibiotic resistance and spread is critical to the future development of meaningful and long lasting anti-microbial therapies.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 166 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Unknown 163 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 19%
Researcher 30 18%
Student > Master 30 18%
Student > Bachelor 15 9%
Student > Postgraduate 10 6%
Other 31 19%
Unknown 19 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 59 36%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 32 19%
Immunology and Microbiology 16 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 7%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 4 2%
Other 18 11%
Unknown 26 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 October 2021.
All research outputs
#6,094,281
of 19,430,502 outputs
Outputs from Gut Microbes
#487
of 915 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#53,364
of 170,537 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Gut Microbes
#6
of 15 outputs
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