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Fish populations surviving estrogen pollution

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, February 2014
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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 (91st percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (78th percentile)

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1 news outlet
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10 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Fish populations surviving estrogen pollution
Published in
BMC Biology, February 2014
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-12-10
Pubmed ID
Authors

Claus Wedekind

Abstract

Among the most common pollutants that enter the environment after passing municipal wastewater treatment are estrogens, especially the synthetic 17α-ethinylestradiol that is used in oral contraceptives. Estrogens are potent endocrine disruptors at concentrations frequently observed in surface waters. However, new genetic analyses suggest that some fish populations can be self-sustaining even in heavily polluted waters. We now need to understand the basis of this tolerance.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 2%
Unknown 47 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 23%
Student > Bachelor 9 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 15%
Researcher 5 10%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 3 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 48%
Environmental Science 7 15%
Chemistry 5 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 4%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 3 6%

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 March 2014.
All research outputs
#1,060,171
of 13,353,516 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#363
of 1,179 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#20,965
of 246,788 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#7
of 32 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,353,516 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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