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Multiple comparisons

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, October 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (74th percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

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Title
Multiple comparisons
Published in
BMC Biology, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12915-015-0199-0
Pubmed ID
Authors

Emma Saxon

Abstract

Oat plants grown at an agricultural research facility produce higher yields in Field 1 than in Field 2, under well fertilised conditions and with similar weather exposure; all oat plants in both fields are healthy and show no sign of disease. In this study, the authors hypothesised that the soil microbial community might be different in each field, and these differences might explain the difference in oat plant growth. They carried out a metagenomic analysis of the 16 s ribosomal 'signature' sequences from bacteria in 50 randomly located soil samples in each field to determine the composition of the bacterial community. The study identified >1000 species, most of which were present in both fields. The authors identified two plant growth-promoting species that were significantly reduced in soil from Field 2 (Student's t-test P < 0.05), and concluded that these species might have contributed to reduced yield.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 2 8%
Ireland 1 4%
Netherlands 1 4%
India 1 4%
New Zealand 1 4%
Germany 1 4%
Unknown 18 72%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 52%
Student > Postgraduate 3 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 12%
Student > Master 3 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 12%
Other 11 44%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 56%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 16%
Neuroscience 2 8%
Psychology 1 4%
Other 6 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 16 December 2015.
All research outputs
#1,397,481
of 6,777,408 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#436
of 795 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#59,775
of 237,538 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#20
of 29 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 6,777,408 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 79th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 795 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 12.8. This one is in the 44th percentile – i.e., 44% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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