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Yersinia pestis and the Plague of Justinian 541–543 AD: a genomic analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, April 2014
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Title
Yersinia pestis and the Plague of Justinian 541–543 AD: a genomic analysis
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Lancet Infectious Diseases, April 2014
DOI 10.1016/s1473-3099(13)70323-2
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Authors

David M Wagner, Jennifer Klunk, Michaela Harbeck, Alison Devault, Nicholas Waglechner, Jason W Sahl, Jacob Enk, Dawn N Birdsell, Melanie Kuch, Candice Lumibao, Debi Poinar, Talima Pearson, Mathieu Fourment, Brian Golding, Julia M Riehm, David J D Earn, Sharon DeWitte, Jean-Marie Rouillard, Gisela Grupe, Ingrid Wiechmann, James B Bliska, Paul S Keim, Holger C Scholz, Edward C Holmes, Hendrik Poinar

Abstract

Yersinia pestis has caused at least three human plague pandemics. The second (Black Death, 14-17th centuries) and third (19-20th centuries) have been genetically characterised, but there is only a limited understanding of the first pandemic, the Plague of Justinian (6-8th centuries). To address this gap, we sequenced and analysed draft genomes of Y pestis obtained from two individuals who died in the first pandemic.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 2%
Germany 3 <1%
France 2 <1%
Norway 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Other 4 <1%
Unknown 416 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 86 20%
Student > Bachelor 79 18%
Researcher 69 16%
Student > Master 51 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 22 5%
Other 69 16%
Unknown 64 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 133 30%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 64 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 33 8%
Social Sciences 23 5%
Arts and Humanities 17 4%
Other 89 20%
Unknown 81 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 972. 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 14 January 2022.
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#11,716
of 21,201,610 outputs
Outputs from Lancet Infectious Diseases
#82
of 5,160 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#78
of 287,285 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Lancet Infectious Diseases
#1
of 72 outputs
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