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The disposable male— the ultimate emancipation of females?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, September 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)

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Title
The disposable male— the ultimate emancipation of females?
Published in
BMC Biology, September 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12915-018-0574-8
Pubmed ID
Authors

Duur K. Aanen

Abstract

Sexual reproduction is costly compared to asexual reproduction, in particular because males generally contribute little to offspring. Research published today in BMC Biology shows that some populations of a termite species have disposed of males altogether. However, this need not necessarily be seen as a victory for the females, since males in most termite societies are active colony members that contribute their fair share to colony tasks.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 36%
Researcher 3 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 7%
Unknown 2 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 5 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 36%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 7%
Unknown 2 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. 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 06 February 2021.
All research outputs
#766,424
of 17,944,974 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#213
of 1,554 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#20,653
of 286,066 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#1
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