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Ancient human oral plaque preserves a wealth of biological data

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Genetics, March 2014
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Title
Ancient human oral plaque preserves a wealth of biological data
Published in
Nature Genetics, March 2014
DOI 10.1038/ng.2930
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jessica L Metcalf, Luke K Ursell, Rob Knight

Abstract

A new study explores the ancient oral microbiome from the well-preserved dental calculus samples of four human individuals who lived during medieval times, using a suite of genomic, proteomic and microscopic approaches. The authors investigate the evolution of dental pathogens by reconstructing the genome of the periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia and also identify antibiotic resistance genes, bacterial virulence factors and host immune defense proteins.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 4%
Germany 2 2%
Netherlands 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
Unknown 77 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 26%
Researcher 19 23%
Student > Master 11 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Student > Bachelor 7 8%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 8 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 37 44%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 10%
Arts and Humanities 4 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 4%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 11 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. 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 12 December 2021.
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#1,931,127
of 20,471,543 outputs
Outputs from Nature Genetics
#2,557
of 6,903 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#21,494
of 204,416 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature Genetics
#42
of 68 outputs
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