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The Firmicutes/Bacteroidetes ratio of the human microbiota changes with age

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, January 2009
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#38 of 2,517)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)

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Title
The Firmicutes/Bacteroidetes ratio of the human microbiota changes with age
Published in
BMC Microbiology, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-9-123
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Authors

D Mariat, O Firmesse, F Levenez, VD Guimarăes, H Sokol, J Doré, G Corthier, J-P Furet

Abstract

In humans, the intestinal microbiota plays an important role in the maintenance of host health by providing energy, nutrients, and immunological protection. Applying current molecular methods is necessary to surmount the limitations of classical culturing techniques in order to obtain an accurate description of the microbiota composition.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 1%
Canada 4 <1%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
India 3 <1%
Germany 3 <1%
Belgium 3 <1%
France 3 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Other 11 1%
Unknown 1005 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 207 20%
Researcher 187 18%
Student > Master 180 17%
Student > Bachelor 153 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 52 5%
Other 163 16%
Unknown 109 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 348 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 154 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 142 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 87 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 32 3%
Other 147 14%
Unknown 141 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. 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 26 November 2020.
All research outputs
#811,870
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Outputs from BMC Microbiology
#38
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Outputs of similar age
#5,613
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Microbiology
#1
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