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Human hair follicle mites and forensic acarology

Overview of attention for article published in Experimental & Applied Acarology, June 2009
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 458)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (84th percentile)

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1 news outlet
blogs
2 blogs

Citations

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Title
Human hair follicle mites and forensic acarology
Published in
Experimental & Applied Acarology, June 2009
DOI 10.1007/s10493-009-9272-0
Pubmed ID
Authors

Clifford E. Desch

Abstract

The hair follicle mites of the genus Demodex (Demodecidae) were first discovered in humans in 1841. Since then, members of this host-specific genus have been found in 11 of the 18 orders of eutherian mammals with most host species harboring two or more species of Demodex. Humans are host to D. folliculorum and D. brevis. The biology, natural history, and anatomy of these mites as related to their life in the human pilosebaceous complex is reviewed. This information may provide insight into the application of Demodex as a tool for the forensic acarologist/entomologist.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 35 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 6%
Brazil 1 3%
Unknown 32 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 26%
Student > Bachelor 5 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Student > Postgraduate 4 11%
Student > Master 4 11%
Other 8 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 74%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 14%
Unspecified 2 6%
Chemistry 1 3%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. 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 11 August 2017.
All research outputs
#499,697
of 11,598,144 outputs
Outputs from Experimental & Applied Acarology
#9
of 458 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,086
of 196,454 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Experimental & Applied Acarology
#2
of 13 outputs
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