↓ Skip to main content

Ecological Stoichiometry beyond Redfield: An Ionomic Perspective on Elemental Homeostasis

Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Microbiology, April 2017
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (89th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
twitter
12 tweeters

Readers on

mendeley
43 Mendeley
Title
Ecological Stoichiometry beyond Redfield: An Ionomic Perspective on Elemental Homeostasis
Published in
Frontiers in Microbiology, April 2017
DOI 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00722
Pubmed ID
Authors

Punidan D. Jeyasingh, Jared M. Goos, Seth K. Thompson, Casey M. Godwin, James B. Cotner

Abstract

Elemental homeostasis has been largely characterized using three important elements that were part of the Redfield ratio (i.e., carbon: nitrogen: phosphorus). These efforts have revealed substantial diversity in homeostasis among taxonomic groups and even within populations. Understanding the evolutionary basis, and ecological consequences of such diversity is a central challenge. Here, we propose that a more complete understanding of homeostasis necessitates the consideration of other elements beyond C, N, and P. Specifically, we posit that physiological complexity underlying maintenance of elemental homeostasis along a single elemental axis impacts processing of other elements, thus altering elemental homeostasis along other axes. Indeed, transcriptomic studies in a wide variety of organisms have found that individuals differentially express significant proportions of the genome in response to variability in supply stoichiometry in order to maintain varying levels of homeostasis. We review the literature from the emergent field of ionomics that has established the consequences of such physiological trade-offs on the content of the entire suite of elements in an individual. Further, we present experimental data on bacteria exhibiting divergent phosphorus homeostasis phenotypes demonstrating the fundamental interconnectedness among elemental quotas. These observations suggest that physiological adjustments can lead to unexpected patterns in biomass stoichiometry, such as correlated changes among suites of non-limiting microelements in response to limitation by macroelements. Including the entire suite of elements that comprise biomass will foster improved quantitative understanding of the links between chemical cycles and the physiology of organisms.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 12 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 43 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Poland 1 2%
Unknown 42 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 23%
Researcher 8 19%
Student > Postgraduate 3 7%
Student > Bachelor 2 5%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 5 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 40%
Environmental Science 10 23%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Engineering 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 11 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 03 May 2017.
All research outputs
#1,149,263
of 14,258,251 outputs
Outputs from Frontiers in Microbiology
#827
of 12,279 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#34,898
of 264,981 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Frontiers in Microbiology
#20
of 186 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,258,251 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 91st percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 12,279 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.5. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 93% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 264,981 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done well, scoring higher than 86% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 186 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 89% of its contemporaries.