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A novel approach for finding ring species: look for barriers rather than rings

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, March 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 (97th percentile)

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6 tweeters
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1 Wikipedia page

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Title
A novel approach for finding ring species: look for barriers rather than rings
Published in
BMC Biology, March 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-10-21
Pubmed ID
Authors

Darren E Irwin

Abstract

Ring species, in which two different forms coexist in one region while being connected by a long chain of interbreeding populations encircling a geographic barrier, provide clear demonstrations of the evolution of one species into two. Known ring species are rare, but now Monahan et al. propose an intriguing new approach to discovering them: focus first on geography to find potential barriers.See research article http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7007/10/20.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 4%
Mexico 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Russia 1 2%
Greece 1 2%
Switzerland 1 2%
Unknown 45 85%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 30%
Researcher 13 25%
Student > Bachelor 8 15%
Student > Master 5 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 4%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 2 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 40 75%
Environmental Science 3 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Psychology 1 2%
Mathematics 1 2%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 4 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 50. 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 19 November 2020.
All research outputs
#483,294
of 16,471,497 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#113
of 1,429 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,657
of 127,119 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#1
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