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Cambrian problematica and the diversification of deuterostomes

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, October 2012
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)

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Cambrian problematica and the diversification of deuterostomes
Published in
BMC Biology, October 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-10-79
Pubmed ID

Andrew B Smith


Vetulicolians are an enigmatic group of Cambrian organisms that have been affiliated at various times with arthropods, lobopodians, kinorhynchs and deuterostomes. New evidence on the structure of the lateral pores of vetulicolians published in BMC Biology strengthens the view that they may be total group deuterostomes, but unfortunately sheds no new light on early deuterostome evolution.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 3 9%
United Kingdom 2 6%
Germany 1 3%
Mexico 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Unknown 26 76%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 15%
Student > Postgraduate 4 12%
Professor 4 12%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Other 7 21%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 65%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 6 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Computer Science 1 3%
Unknown 3 9%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 03 August 2018.
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