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Facultative cheater mutants reveal the genetic complexity of cooperation in social amoebae

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, February 2008
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)

Mentioned by

1 news outlet
3 blogs
1 policy source
2 Wikipedia pages


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Readers on

249 Mendeley
3 CiteULike
Facultative cheater mutants reveal the genetic complexity of cooperation in social amoebae
Published in
Nature, February 2008
DOI 10.1038/nature06558
Pubmed ID

Lorenzo A. Santorelli, Christopher R. L. Thompson, Elizabeth Villegas, Jessica Svetz, Christopher Dinh, Anup Parikh, Richard Sucgang, Adam Kuspa, Joan E. Strassmann, David C. Queller, Gad Shaulsky

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 249 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 3%
Germany 4 2%
India 2 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Other 4 2%
Unknown 222 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 59 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 56 22%
Student > Bachelor 29 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 27 11%
Professor 16 6%
Other 43 17%
Unknown 19 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 152 61%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 30 12%
Physics and Astronomy 6 2%
Psychology 4 2%
Computer Science 4 2%
Other 23 9%
Unknown 30 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 34. 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 19 February 2021.
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