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Sub-inhibitory concentrations of some antibiotics can drive diversification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa populations in artificial sputum medium

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, January 2013
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Title
Sub-inhibitory concentrations of some antibiotics can drive diversification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa populations in artificial sputum medium
Published in
BMC Microbiology, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-13-170
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Authors

Elli A Wright, Joanne L Fothergill, Steve Paterson, Michael A Brockhurst, Craig Winstanley

Abstract

Pseudomonas aeruginosa populations within the cystic fibrosis lung exhibit extensive phenotypic and genetic diversification. The resultant population diversity is thought to be crucial to the persistence of infection and may underpin the progression of disease. However, because cystic fibrosis lungs represent ecologically complex and hostile environments, the selective forces driving this diversification in vivo remain unclear. We took an experimental evolution approach to test the hypothesis that sub-inhibitory antibiotics can drive diversification of P. aeruginosa populations. Replicate populations of P. aeruginosa LESB58 were cultured for seven days in artificial sputum medium with and without sub-inhibitory concentrations of various clinically relevant antibiotics. We then characterised diversification with respect to 13 phenotypic and genotypic characteristics.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
Belgium 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Unknown 107 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 23%
Researcher 24 21%
Student > Master 17 15%
Student > Bachelor 15 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 7%
Other 16 14%
Unknown 8 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 40 35%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 18%
Immunology and Microbiology 16 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Other 15 13%
Unknown 11 10%

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 30 March 2015.
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#3,238,759
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Outputs from BMC Microbiology
#387
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#37,747
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Microbiology
#3
of 6 outputs
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