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Functional genomics reveals that Clostridium difficileSpo0A coordinates sporulation, virulence and metabolism

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Genomics, February 2014
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Title
Functional genomics reveals that Clostridium difficileSpo0A coordinates sporulation, virulence and metabolism
Published in
BMC Genomics, February 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2164-15-160
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Authors

Laura J Pettit, Hilary P Browne, Lu Yu, Wiep Klaas Smits, Robert P Fagan, Lars Barquist, Melissa J Martin, David Goulding, Sylvia H Duncan, Harry J Flint, Gordon Dougan, Jyoti S Choudhary, Trevor D Lawley

Abstract

Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic, Gram-positive bacterium that can reside as a commensal within the intestinal microbiota of healthy individuals or cause life-threatening antibiotic-associated diarrhea in immunocompromised hosts. C. difficile can also form highly resistant spores that are excreted facilitating host-to-host transmission. The C. difficile spo0A gene encodes a highly conserved transcriptional regulator of sporulation that is required for relapsing disease and transmission in mice.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Slovakia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 173 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 53 29%
Student > Master 27 15%
Researcher 26 14%
Student > Bachelor 25 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 5%
Other 22 12%
Unknown 18 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 59 33%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 52 29%
Immunology and Microbiology 21 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 6%
Engineering 3 2%
Other 12 7%
Unknown 22 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 23 October 2014.
All research outputs
#3,424,199
of 12,373,620 outputs
Outputs from BMC Genomics
#2,154
of 7,313 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#53,046
of 193,829 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Genomics
#16
of 51 outputs
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