Behind the Paper Top Ten: 2019

Our most viewed Behind the Paper posts of 2019

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Let’s begin 2020 with a run-down of our Top Ten most viewed* Behind the Paper posts of 2019, book-ended by blood type-converting enzymes and a new sequencing method for yeast.   

  1. Taking the top spot, a post by Peter Rahfeld describing enzymes in the human gut that can convert A type blood into O type.   

  2. The importance of context in analyzing antibiotic resistance is our second most viewed post, contributed by Frederic Raymond.  

  3. Do not ignore microorganisms, writes Ricardo Cavicchioli, our Behind the Paper at no.3. This is Ricardo’s second Behind the Paper post this year and fourth in total - congratulations on the research and thanks for sharing your stories on the community! 

  4. The effect serotonin on the microbiome of the gut is the subject of our fourth most viewed BTP, posted in September by Elaine Hsiao.

  5. Peter James Turnbaugh’s post on the impact of cooking on the gut microbiome makes it into the top five.     

  6. Marco Mariotti shares the discovery of selenocysteine in fungi in his Behind the Paper, our sixth most viewed post of 2019.   

  7. Sophia David’s post from July reports on the spread of antibiotic-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, in at no.7.

  8. Our post at no.8 began on social media and argues that most bacterial and archaeal taxa remain uncultured, written by Andrew Decker Steen

  9. Two posts are tied at no.9: investigating the circadian clock and viral replication by Jane McKeating, and evaluating 16S rRNA gene sequencing for microbiome analysis by Jethro Johnson.   

  10. And just making the Top Ten is Mariona Nadal’s post about developing the most efficient single-cell RNA-seq protocol in yeast to date.  

Thanks to all our Behind the Paper contributors from 2019 (we published an incredible 398 posts) and congratulations to those that made our Top Ten. We look forward to many more microbial stories in 2020. 

If you would like to post a Behind the Paper and don't see the 'Contribute' option along the menu bar, then please get in touch with us and we can update your profile. 

We also happily welcome Behind the Papers from journals other than our own, like this one by John Robinson on a paper he published in Science. 

*using Google Analytics. 

Poster image is from Andrew Decker Steen's Behind the Paper (no.8)

Ruth Milne

Past Springer Nature Staff Member, Springer Nature