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Drawing the line

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, October 2015
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Drawing the line
Published in
BMC Biology, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12915-015-0190-9
Pubmed ID

Emma Saxon


The pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum is an agriculturally important pest of leguminous plants including peas and broad beans. The widespread use of chemical pesticides impacts heavily on the environment, and increases pesticide-resistant pea aphid populations, so alternative strategies are being actively sought. Pseudomonas syringae bacteria are known to infect and kill the pea aphid, and offer a possible control strategy. In this study, the authors measured the effects of injecting P. syringae on the survival of pea aphid populations at 24 and 48 hours. The pea aphid population was killed more rapidly (98 % after 24 hours) with a higher concentration of injected bacteria than in the control or with lower concentrations, indicating that a P. syringae-based control strategy may be a useful alternative to conventional pesticides.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Unknown 39 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 23%
Student > Master 9 23%
Researcher 8 20%
Student > Bachelor 8 20%
Lecturer 2 5%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 2 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 19 48%
Arts and Humanities 6 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 3 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 07 October 2015.
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Altmetric has tracked 6,275,629 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 64th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 769 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 12.7. This one is in the 31st percentile – i.e., 31% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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