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A novel virus genome discovered in an extreme environment suggests recombination between unrelated groups of RNA and DNA viruses

Overview of attention for article published in Biology Direct, June 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 561)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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news
2 news outlets
blogs
12 blogs
twitter
34 tweeters
facebook
7 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
6 Google+ users
linkedin
1 LinkedIn user
reddit
1 Redditor
q&a
1 Q&A thread

Citations

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Title
A novel virus genome discovered in an extreme environment suggests recombination between unrelated groups of RNA and DNA viruses
Published in
Biology Direct, June 2012
DOI 10.1186/1745-6150-7-13
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Authors

Geoffrey S Diemer, Kenneth M Stedman

Abstract

Viruses are known to be the most abundant organisms on earth, yet little is known about their collective origin and evolutionary history. With exceptionally high rates of genetic mutation and mosaicism, it is not currently possible to resolve deep evolutionary histories of the known major virus groups. Metagenomics offers a potential means of establishing a more comprehensive view of viral evolution as vast amounts of new sequence data becomes available for comparative analysis.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 2%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Other 10 5%
Unknown 180 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 54 26%
Researcher 41 20%
Student > Master 24 12%
Student > Bachelor 24 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 7%
Other 48 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 126 61%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 11 5%
Unspecified 11 5%
Environmental Science 9 4%
Other 23 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 127. 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 20 February 2019.
All research outputs
#107,188
of 12,792,864 outputs
Outputs from Biology Direct
#2
of 561 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#608
of 119,508 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Biology Direct
#1
of 8 outputs
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