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DNA barcoding detects contamination and substitution in North American herbal products

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, October 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#6 of 2,841)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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80 news outlets
blogs
22 blogs
twitter
403 tweeters
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1 patent
peer_reviews
1 peer review site
facebook
109 Facebook pages
wikipedia
6 Wikipedia pages
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30 Google+ users
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3 Redditors
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5 video uploaders

Citations

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346 Dimensions

Readers on

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471 Mendeley
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2 CiteULike
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Title
DNA barcoding detects contamination and substitution in North American herbal products
Published in
BMC Medicine, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-11-222
Pubmed ID
Authors

Steven G Newmaster, Meghan Grguric, Dhivya Shanmughanandhan, Sathishkumar Ramalingam, Subramanyam Ragupathy

Abstract

Herbal products available to consumers in the marketplace may be contaminated or substituted with alternative plant species and fillers that are not listed on the labels. According to the World Health Organization, the adulteration of herbal products is a threat to consumer safety. Our research aimed to investigate herbal product integrity and authenticity with the goal of protecting consumers from health risks associated with product substitution and contamination.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 13 3%
Canada 4 <1%
India 3 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Slovenia 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Other 4 <1%
Unknown 440 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 99 21%
Student > Master 69 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 67 14%
Student > Bachelor 62 13%
Student > Postgraduate 31 7%
Other 106 23%
Unknown 37 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 183 39%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 64 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 58 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 31 7%
Chemistry 17 4%
Other 65 14%
Unknown 53 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1137. 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 22 September 2021.
All research outputs
#7,394
of 18,949,038 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#6
of 2,841 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#38
of 182,829 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#1
of 1 outputs
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