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Ivory Harvesting Pressure on the Genome of the African Elephant: A Phenotypic Shift to Tusklessness

Overview of attention for article published in Head and Neck Pathology, February 2016
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Title
Ivory Harvesting Pressure on the Genome of the African Elephant: A Phenotypic Shift to Tusklessness
Published in
Head and Neck Pathology, February 2016
DOI 10.1007/s12105-016-0704-y
Pubmed ID
Authors

Erich J. Raubenheimer, Hilde D. Miniggio

Abstract

The unique chequered pattern of elephant ivory has made it a desired commodity for the production of various works of art. The demand however outstrips the supply and with soaring prices, illegal tusk harvesting is thriving on the African continent. Formal restrictions placed on trade in elephant products have been ineffective in reversing the rapid decline in elephant numbers. We are presently facing the reality of extinction of free roaming elephant on the African continent. This paper describes the histogenesis of the chequered pattern, the genomic impact of ivory harvesting on the phenotype of breeding herds, and the contribution of science to tracing the origin of illegal ivory.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 37 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 24%
Student > Master 5 14%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Professor 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 14 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 22%
Environmental Science 6 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 8%
Psychology 3 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 5%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 12 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 17 October 2020.
All research outputs
#6,854,398
of 21,796,779 outputs
Outputs from Head and Neck Pathology
#598
of 896 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#93,786
of 279,881 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Head and Neck Pathology
#10
of 12 outputs
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