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Migratory flyway and geographical distance are barriers to the gene flow of influenza virus among North American birds

Overview of attention for article published in Ecology Letters, October 2011
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Title
Migratory flyway and geographical distance are barriers to the gene flow of influenza virus among North American birds
Published in
Ecology Letters, October 2011
DOI 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01703.x
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Authors

Tommy Tsan-Yuk Lam, Hon S. Ip, Elodie Ghedin, David E. Wentworth, Rebecca A. Halpin, Timothy B. Stockwell, David J. Spiro, Robert J. Dusek, James B. Bortner, Jenny Hoskins, Bradley D. Bales, Dan R. Yparraguirre, Edward C. Holmes

Abstract

Despite the importance of migratory birds in the ecology and evolution of avian influenza virus (AIV), there is a lack of information on the patterns of AIV spread at the intra-continental scale. We applied a variety of statistical phylogeographic techniques to a plethora of viral genome sequence data to determine the strength, pattern and determinants of gene flow in AIV sampled from wild birds in North America. These analyses revealed a clear isolation-by-distance of AIV among sampling localities. In addition, we show that phylogeographic models incorporating information on the avian flyway of sampling proved a better fit to the observed sequence data than those specifying homogeneous or random rates of gene flow among localities. In sum, these data strongly suggest that the intra-continental spread of AIV by migratory birds is subject to major ecological barriers, including spatial distance and avian flyway.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 8%
Japan 2 1%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Romania 1 <1%
Vietnam 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 131 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 47 31%
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 25%
Student > Master 16 10%
Professor 12 8%
Student > Bachelor 10 7%
Other 22 14%
Unknown 8 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 91 59%
Environmental Science 12 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 8 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 5%
Other 12 8%
Unknown 13 8%

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 01 December 2011.
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#6,246,073
of 12,352,699 outputs
Outputs from Ecology Letters
#1,526
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Outputs of similar age
#47,323
of 101,402 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Ecology Letters
#22
of 40 outputs
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