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One gene's shattering effects

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Genetics, May 2012
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One gene's shattering effects
Published in
Nature Genetics, May 2012
DOI 10.1038/ng.2289
Pubmed ID

Kenneth M Olsen


A new study shows that three independent mutations in the Sh1 gene, which encodes a YABBY transcription factor, gave rise to the non-shattering seed phenotype in domesticated sorghum. This same gene may have also had a role in the domestication of other cereals, including maize and rice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 2 4%
United Kingdom 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 43 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 17 36%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 17%
Student > Bachelor 5 11%
Professor 4 9%
Other 4 9%
Other 9 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 36 77%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 11%
Unspecified 2 4%
Computer Science 1 2%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Other 2 4%

Attention Score in Context

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