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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
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#12 of 3,383)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
85 news outlets
blogs
24 blogs
twitter
378 tweeters
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1 patent
peer_reviews
1 peer review site
facebook
109 Facebook pages
wikipedia
13 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
30 Google+ users
reddit
3 Redditors
video
7 video uploaders

Citations

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391 Dimensions

Readers on

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511 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%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Slovenia 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 4 <1%
Unknown 480 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 101 20%
Student > Master 74 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 67 13%
Student > Bachelor 64 13%
Student > Postgraduate 32 6%
Other 113 22%
Unknown 60 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 186 36%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 68 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 60 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 35 7%
Chemistry 20 4%
Other 64 13%
Unknown 78 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1161. 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 18 October 2022.
All research outputs
#9,780
of 22,558,544 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#12
of 3,383 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#47
of 189,046 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#1
of 1 outputs
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