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Histological and global gene expression analysis of the 'lactating' pigeon crop

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Genomics, September 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)

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Title
Histological and global gene expression analysis of the 'lactating' pigeon crop
Published in
BMC Genomics, September 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2164-12-452
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Authors

Meagan J Gillespie, Volker R Haring, Kenneth A McColl, Paul Monaghan, John A Donald, Kevin R Nicholas, Robert J Moore, Tamsyn M Crowley

Abstract

Both male and female pigeons have the ability to produce a nutrient solution in their crop for the nourishment of their young. The production of the nutrient solution has been likened to lactation in mammals, and hence the product has been called pigeon 'milk'. It has been shown that pigeon 'milk' is essential for growth and development of the pigeon squab, and without it they fail to thrive. Studies have investigated the nutritional value of pigeon 'milk' but very little else is known about what it is or how it is produced. This study aimed to gain insight into the process by studying gene expression in the 'lactating' crop.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 3%
Sweden 1 3%
Brazil 1 3%
Unknown 26 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 31%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 17%
Student > Master 5 17%
Student > Postgraduate 3 10%
Professor 2 7%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 4 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 45%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 14%
Neuroscience 2 7%
Computer Science 2 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 4 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 50. 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 18 April 2020.
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#463,545
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