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Volatile evolution of long noncoding RNA repertoires: mechanisms and biological implications.

Overview of attention for article published in Trends in Genetics, September 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 967)
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (84th percentile)

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Title
Volatile evolution of long noncoding RNA repertoires: mechanisms and biological implications.
Published in
Trends in Genetics, September 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.tig.2014.08.004
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Authors

Aurélie Kapusta, Cédric Feschotte, Kapusta A, Feschotte C

Abstract

Thousands of genes encoding long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been identified in all vertebrate genomes thus far examined. The list of lncRNAs partaking in arguably important biochemical, cellular, and developmental activities is steadily growing. However, it is increasingly clear that lncRNA repertoires are subject to weak functional constraint and rapid turnover during vertebrate evolution. We discuss here some of the factors that may explain this apparent paradox, including relaxed constraint on sequence to maintain lncRNA structure/function, extensive redundancy in the regulatory circuits in which lncRNAs act, as well as adaptive and non-adaptive forces such as genetic drift. We explore the molecular mechanisms promoting the birth and rapid evolution of lncRNA genes, with an emphasis on the influence of bidirectional transcription and transposable elements, two pervasive features of vertebrate genomes. Together these properties reveal a remarkably dynamic and malleable noncoding transcriptome which may represent an important source of robustness and evolvability.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 3%
France 4 2%
United Kingdom 4 2%
India 3 1%
Brazil 3 1%
Spain 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 182 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 65 31%
Researcher 61 29%
Student > Master 27 13%
Professor 12 6%
Student > Bachelor 12 6%
Other 33 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 146 70%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 36 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 5%
Unspecified 4 2%
Computer Science 4 2%
Other 10 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 41. 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 04 February 2017.
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#194,100
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Outputs from Trends in Genetics
#10
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Outputs of similar age from Trends in Genetics
#2
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