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Characterization of mercury bioremediation by transgenic bacteria expressing metallothionein and polyphosphate kinase

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biotechnology, August 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 822)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)

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1 news outlet
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
13 tweeters
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3 patents
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
reddit
1 Redditor

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Title
Characterization of mercury bioremediation by transgenic bacteria expressing metallothionein and polyphosphate kinase
Published in
BMC Biotechnology, August 2011
DOI 10.1186/1472-6750-11-82
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Authors

Oscar N Ruiz, Derry Alvarez, Gloriene Gonzalez-Ruiz, Cesar Torres

Abstract

The use of transgenic bacteria has been proposed as a suitable alternative for mercury remediation. Ideally, mercury would be sequestered by metal-scavenging agents inside transgenic bacteria for subsequent retrieval. So far, this approach has produced limited protection and accumulation. We report here the development of a transgenic system that effectively expresses metallothionein (mt-1) and polyphosphate kinase (ppk) genes in bacteria in order to provide high mercury resistance and accumulation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Philippines 1 <1%
Unknown 132 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 44 31%
Student > Master 25 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 17%
Researcher 14 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 18 13%
Unknown 6 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 71 51%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 19 14%
Environmental Science 15 11%
Engineering 9 6%
Chemistry 7 5%
Other 7 5%
Unknown 12 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 45. 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 02 September 2020.
All research outputs
#501,679
of 15,964,640 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biotechnology
#10
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Outputs of similar age
#2,339
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