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Host susceptibility to snake fungal disease is highly dispersed across phylogenetic and functional trait space

Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances, December 2017
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Title
Host susceptibility to snake fungal disease is highly dispersed across phylogenetic and functional trait space
Published in
Science Advances, December 2017
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.1701387
Pubmed ID
Authors

Frank T. Burbrink, Jeffrey M. Lorch, Karen R. Lips

Abstract

Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) reduce host population sizes, cause extinction, disassemble communities, and have indirect negative effects on human well-being. Fungal EIDs have reduced population abundances in amphibians and bats across many species over large areas. The recent emergence of snake fungal disease (SFD) may have caused declines in some snake populations in the Eastern United States (EUS), which is home to a phylogenetically and ecologically diverse assembly of 98 taxa. SFD has been documented in only 23 naturally occuring species, although this is likely an underestimate of the number of susceptible taxa. Using several novel methods, including artificial neural networks, we combine phylogenetic and trait-based community estimates from all taxa in this region to show that SFD hosts are both phylogenetically and ecologically randomly dispersed. This might indicate that other species of snakes in the EUS could be currently infected or susceptible to SFD. Our models also indicate that information about key traits that enhance susceptiblity is lacking. Surveillance should consider that all snake species and habitats likely harbor this pathogen.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 104 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 21%
Student > Bachelor 16 15%
Researcher 16 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 15%
Professor 4 4%
Other 11 11%
Unknown 19 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 39 38%
Environmental Science 17 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 10%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 6 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 3%
Other 7 7%
Unknown 22 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 252. 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 21 July 2021.
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#83,192
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#734
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#3,131
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#37
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