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Abalone farm discharges the withering syndrome pathogen into the wild

Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Microbiology, January 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (87th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

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Title
Abalone farm discharges the withering syndrome pathogen into the wild
Published in
Frontiers in Microbiology, January 2013
DOI 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00373
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kevin D. Lafferty, Tal Ben-Horin

Abstract

An intracellular bacterium Candidatus Xenohaliotis californiensis, also called Withering-Syndrome Rickettsia-Like Organism (WS-RLO), is the cause of mass mortalities that are the chief reason for endangerment of black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii). Using a real-time PCR assay, we found that a shore-based abalone farm (AF) in Santa Barbara, CA, USA discharged WS-RLO DNA into the ocean. Several other shore-based AFs discharge effluent into critical habitat for black abalone in California and this might affect the recovery of wild black abalone. Existing regulatory frameworks exist that could help protect wild species from pathogens released from shore-based aquaculture.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 5%
South Africa 1 3%
United Kingdom 1 3%
Unknown 35 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 26%
Researcher 10 26%
Student > Master 6 15%
Unspecified 4 10%
Professor 2 5%
Other 7 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 49%
Environmental Science 7 18%
Unspecified 7 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 3%
Other 2 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 01 January 2019.
All research outputs
#1,509,321
of 13,160,482 outputs
Outputs from Frontiers in Microbiology
#1,333
of 10,333 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#29,523
of 246,220 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Frontiers in Microbiology
#11
of 131 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,160,482 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 88th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 10,333 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 well, scoring higher than 87% of its peers.
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