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Isolation of xylose isomerases by sequence- and function-based screening from a soil metagenomic library

Overview of attention for article published in Biotechnology for Biofuels, May 2011
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Title
Isolation of xylose isomerases by sequence- and function-based screening from a soil metagenomic library
Published in
Biotechnology for Biofuels, May 2011
DOI 10.1186/1754-6834-4-9
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Abstract

Xylose isomerase (XI) catalyses the isomerisation of xylose to xylulose in bacteria and some fungi. Currently, only a limited number of XI genes have been functionally expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the microorganism of choice for lignocellulosic ethanol production. The objective of the present study was to search for novel XI genes in the vastly diverse microbial habitat present in soil. As the exploitation of microbial diversity is impaired by the ability to cultivate soil microorganisms under standard laboratory conditions, a metagenomic approach, consisting of total DNA extraction from a given environment followed by cloning of DNA into suitable vectors, was undertaken.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 144 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 4 3%
United Kingdom 2 1%
United States 2 1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 130 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 34 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 22%
Student > Master 20 14%
Student > Bachelor 19 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 21 15%
Unknown 9 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 85 59%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 22 15%
Engineering 5 3%
Chemistry 4 3%
Environmental Science 3 2%
Other 12 8%
Unknown 13 9%

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 03 January 2012.
All research outputs
#815,931
of 3,634,915 outputs
Outputs from Biotechnology for Biofuels
#82
of 248 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#24,701
of 94,858 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Biotechnology for Biofuels
#8
of 27 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 3,634,915 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 63rd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 248 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.3. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 64% of its peers.
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