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Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2003
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Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2003
DOI 10.1186/gb-2003-4-12-r81
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Vivek Anantharaman, L Aravind


Several prokaryotic plasmids maintain themselves in their hosts by means of diverse post-segregational cell killing systems. Recent findings suggest that chromosomally encoded copies of toxins and antitoxins of post-segregational cell killing systems - such as the RelE system - might function as regulatory switches under stress conditions. The RelE toxin cleaves ribosome-associated transcripts, whereas another post-segregational cell killing toxin, ParE, functions as a gyrase inhibitor.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 147 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 1%
Australia 2 1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Slovakia 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Unknown 137 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 22%
Researcher 30 20%
Student > Master 27 18%
Student > Bachelor 18 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 12 8%
Other 23 16%
Unknown 4 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 93 63%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 27 18%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 4%
Environmental Science 4 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 2%
Other 5 3%
Unknown 9 6%

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 13 April 2018.
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