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Macondo crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disrupts specific developmental processes during zebrafish embryogenesis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, January 2012
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Title
Macondo crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disrupts specific developmental processes during zebrafish embryogenesis
Published in
BMC Biology, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-10-40
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Authors

T Yvanka de Soysa, Allison Ulrich, Timo Friedrich, Danielle Pite, Shannon L Compton, Deborah Ok, Rebecca L Bernardos, Gerald B Downes, Shizuka Hsieh, Rachael Stein, M Caterina Lagdameo, Katherine Halvorsen, Lydia-Rose Kesich, Michael JF Barresi

Abstract

The Deepwater Horizon disaster was the largest marine oil spill in history, and total vertical exposure of oil to the water column suggests it could impact an enormous diversity of ecosystems. The most vulnerable organisms are those encountering these pollutants during their early life stages. Water-soluble components of crude oil and specific polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons have been shown to cause defects in cardiovascular and craniofacial development in a variety of teleost species, but the developmental origins of these defects have yet to be determined. We have adopted zebrafish, Danio rerio, as a model to test whether water accumulated fractions (WAF) of the Deepwater Horizon oil could impact specific embryonic developmental processes. While not a native species to the Gulf waters, the developmental biology of zebrafish has been well characterized and makes it a powerful model system to reveal the cellular and molecular mechanisms behind Macondo crude toxicity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 103 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 21 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 17%
Student > Master 19 17%
Student > Bachelor 15 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 6%
Other 20 18%
Unknown 10 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 50 45%
Environmental Science 21 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 6%
Engineering 4 4%
Other 9 8%
Unknown 12 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. 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 09 April 2015.
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#1,036,057
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