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Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, July 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (87th percentile)

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4 tweeters


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Q&A: How does peptide signaling direct plant development?
Published in
BMC Biology, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12915-016-0280-3
Pubmed ID

Maike Breiden, Rüdiger Simon


A significant part of the communication between plant cells is mediated by signaling peptides and their corresponding plasma membrane-localized receptor-like kinases. This communication mechanism serves as a key regulatory unit for coordination of plant growth and development. In the past years more peptide-receptor signaling pathways have been shown to regulate developmental processes, such as shoot and root meristem maintenance, seed formation, and floral abscission. More detailed understanding of the processes behind this regulation might also be helpful to increase the yield of crop plants.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 74 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 35%
Student > Master 11 14%
Researcher 10 13%
Professor 4 5%
Student > Bachelor 4 5%
Other 10 13%
Unknown 11 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 42 55%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 22%
Chemistry 2 3%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 1%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 1%
Other 1 1%
Unknown 13 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. 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 13 July 2020.
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So far Altmetric has tracked 1,434 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 19.6. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 67% of its peers.
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