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Sperm structure and motility in the eusocial naked mole-rat, Heterocephalus glaber: a case of degenerative orthogenesis in the absence of sperm competition?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2011
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Title
Sperm structure and motility in the eusocial naked mole-rat, Heterocephalus glaber: a case of degenerative orthogenesis in the absence of sperm competition?
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-11-351
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Authors

Gerhard van der Horst, Liana Maree, Sanet H Kotzé, M Justin O'Riain

Abstract

We have studied sperm structure and motility in a eusocial rodent where reproduction is typically restricted to a single male and behaviourally dominant queen. Males rarely compete for access to the queen during her estrus cycle, suggesting little or no role for sperm competition.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 2 4%
Czechia 1 2%
India 1 2%
South Africa 1 2%
Romania 1 2%
Unknown 49 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 29%
Researcher 11 20%
Student > Master 8 15%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 11%
Student > Bachelor 5 9%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 2 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 35 64%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 7%
Environmental Science 2 4%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 2%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 6 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. 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 28 August 2013.
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#9
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