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Analysing diet of small herbivores: the efficiency of DNA barcoding coupled with high-throughput pyrosequencing for deciphering the composition of complex plant mixtures

Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Zoology, January 2009
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
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1 news outlet
blogs
1 blog
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3 patents
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1 Wikipedia page

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Title
Analysing diet of small herbivores: the efficiency of DNA barcoding coupled with high-throughput pyrosequencing for deciphering the composition of complex plant mixtures
Published in
Frontiers in Zoology, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1742-9994-6-16
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Authors

Eeva M Soininen, Alice Valentini, Eric Coissac, Christian Miquel, Ludovic Gielly, Christian Brochmann, Anne K Brysting, Jørn H Sønstebø, Rolf A Ims, Nigel G Yoccoz, Pierre Taberlet

Abstract

In order to understand the role of herbivores in trophic webs, it is essential to know what they feed on. Diet analysis is, however, a challenge in many small herbivores with a secretive life style. In this paper, we compare novel (high-throughput pyrosequencing) DNA barcoding technology for plant mixture with traditional microhistological method. We analysed stomach contents of two ecologically important subarctic vole species, Microtus oeconomus and Myodes rufocanus, with the two methods. DNA barcoding was conducted using the P6-loop of the chloroplast trnL (UAA) intron.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 428 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 11 3%
Spain 4 <1%
Germany 4 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
China 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Other 13 3%
Unknown 383 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 103 24%
Researcher 102 24%
Student > Master 59 14%
Student > Bachelor 37 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 4%
Other 73 17%
Unknown 36 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 262 61%
Environmental Science 56 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 34 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 2%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 5 1%
Other 13 3%
Unknown 50 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. 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 27 May 2020.
All research outputs
#969,473
of 15,335,820 outputs
Outputs from Frontiers in Zoology
#71
of 528 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,423
of 330,152 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Frontiers in Zoology
#1
of 15 outputs
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