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Fruiting bodies of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum increase spore transport by Drosophila

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2014
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Title
Fruiting bodies of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum increase spore transport by Drosophila
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-14-105
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Authors

jeff smith, David C Queller, Joan E Strassmann

Abstract

Many microbial phenotypes are the product of cooperative interactions among cells, but their putative fitness benefits are often not well understood. In the cellular slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum, unicellular amoebae aggregate when starved and form multicellular fruiting bodies in which stress-resistant spores are held aloft by dead stalk cells. Fruiting bodies are thought to be adaptations for dispersing spores to new feeding sites, but this has not been directly tested. Here we experimentally test whether fruiting bodies increase the rate at which spores are acquired by passing invertebrates.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 2%
Portugal 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 39 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 19%
Student > Master 6 14%
Researcher 5 12%
Professor 5 12%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 4 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 50%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 29%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 5%
Physics and Astronomy 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 10%

Attention Score in Context

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#7,326,021
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