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In search of the genetic footprints of Sumerians: a survey of Y-chromosome and mtDNA variation in the Marsh Arabs of Iraq

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#30 of 2,618)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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1 blog
twitter
131 tweeters
facebook
29 Facebook pages
wikipedia
11 Wikipedia pages
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3 Google+ users

Citations

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Title
In search of the genetic footprints of Sumerians: a survey of Y-chromosome and mtDNA variation in the Marsh Arabs of Iraq
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-11-288
Pubmed ID
Authors

Nadia Al-Zahery, Maria Pala, Vincenza Battaglia, Viola Grugni, Mohammed A Hamod, Baharak Kashani, Anna Olivieri, Antonio Torroni, Augusta S Santachiara-Benerecetti, Ornella Semino

Abstract

For millennia, the southern part of the Mesopotamia has been a wetland region generated by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers before flowing into the Gulf. This area has been occupied by human communities since ancient times and the present-day inhabitants, the Marsh Arabs, are considered the population with the strongest link to ancient Sumerians. Popular tradition, however, considers the Marsh Arabs as a foreign group, of unknown origin, which arrived in the marshlands when the rearing of water buffalo was introduced to the region.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Philippines 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Unknown 46 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 31%
Researcher 10 20%
Student > Master 7 14%
Other 4 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 6%
Other 9 18%
Unknown 1 2%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 49%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 16%
Arts and Humanities 5 10%
Social Sciences 4 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 2%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 1 2%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 132. 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 26 February 2020.
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#128,328
of 14,393,878 outputs
Outputs from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#30
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Outputs of similar age
#574
of 99,591 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#1
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