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Metagenomics - a guide from sampling to data analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Microbial Informatics and Experimentation, February 2012
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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 (99th percentile)

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3 blogs
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29 tweeters
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Title
Metagenomics - a guide from sampling to data analysis
Published in
Microbial Informatics and Experimentation, February 2012
DOI 10.1186/2042-5783-2-3
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Authors

Torsten Thomas, Jack Gilbert, Folker Meyer

Abstract

Metagenomics applies a suite of genomic technologies and bioinformatics tools to directly access the genetic content of entire communities of organisms. The field of metagenomics has been responsible for substantial advances in microbial ecology, evolution, and diversity over the past 5 to 10 years, and many research laboratories are actively engaged in it now. With the growing numbers of activities also comes a plethora of methodological knowledge and expertise that should guide future developments in the field. This review summarizes the current opinions in metagenomics, and provides practical guidance and advice on sample processing, sequencing technology, assembly, binning, annotation, experimental design, statistical analysis, data storage, and data sharing. As more metagenomic datasets are generated, the availability of standardized procedures and shared data storage and analysis becomes increasingly important to ensure that output of individual projects can be assessed and compared.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 55 2%
Brazil 27 <1%
India 13 <1%
United Kingdom 11 <1%
France 11 <1%
Germany 10 <1%
Canada 8 <1%
Spain 8 <1%
Denmark 7 <1%
Other 93 3%
Unknown 2781 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 793 26%
Student > Master 557 18%
Researcher 549 18%
Student > Bachelor 365 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 168 6%
Other 415 14%
Unknown 177 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1533 51%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 492 16%
Environmental Science 196 6%
Computer Science 102 3%
Immunology and Microbiology 100 3%
Other 326 11%
Unknown 275 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 111. 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 24 February 2020.
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#187,216
of 15,747,874 outputs
Outputs from Microbial Informatics and Experimentation
#1
of 15 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,453
of 219,563 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Microbial Informatics and Experimentation
#1
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