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Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biotechnology, January 2003
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Published in
BMC Biotechnology, January 2003
DOI 10.1186/1472-6750-3-22
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Yih-Horng Shiao


Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) is a very sensitive technique to measure and to compare mRNA levels among samples. However, it is extremely difficult to maintain linearity across the entire procedure, especially at the step of PCR amplification. Specific genes have been used as baseline controls to be co-amplified with target genes to normalize the amplification efficiency, but development or selection of reliable controls itself has created a new challenge.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 141 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 2 1%
Chile 2 1%
Mexico 2 1%
Vietnam 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Ukraine 1 <1%
Thailand 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 129 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 19%
Student > Bachelor 26 18%
Researcher 25 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 4%
Other 16 11%
Unknown 18 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 62 44%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 18 13%
Chemistry 8 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 3%
Other 8 6%
Unknown 22 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 November 2012.
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So far Altmetric has tracked 857 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.5. This one is in the 41st percentile – i.e., 41% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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