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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 (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

61 news outlets
16 blogs
212 tweeters
20 Facebook pages
24 Google+ users
3 Redditors
2 video uploaders


62 Dimensions

Readers on

299 Mendeley
Electronic plants
Published in
Science Advances, November 2015
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.1501136
Pubmed ID

Eleni Stavrinidou, Roger Gabrielsson, Eliot Gomez, Xavier Crispin, Ove Nilsson, Daniel T. Simon, Magnus Berggren


The roots, stems, leaves, and vascular circuitry of higher plants are responsible for conveying the chemical signals that regulate growth and functions. From a certain perspective, these features are analogous to the contacts, interconnections, devices, and wires of discrete and integrated electronic circuits. Although many attempts have been made to augment plant function with electroactive materials, plants' "circuitry" has never been directly merged with electronics. We report analog and digital organic electronic circuits and devices manufactured in living plants. The four key components of a circuit have been achieved using the xylem, leaves, veins, and signals of the plant as the template and integral part of the circuit elements and functions. With integrated and distributed electronics in plants, one can envisage a range of applications including precision recording and regulation of physiology, energy harvesting from photosynthesis, and alternatives to genetic modification for plant optimization.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 11 4%
United Kingdom 5 2%
Luxembourg 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
Other 5 2%
Unknown 271 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 88 29%
Researcher 65 22%
Student > Master 44 15%
Student > Bachelor 29 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 13 4%
Other 60 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 66 22%
Engineering 60 20%
Materials Science 45 15%
Chemistry 35 12%
Physics and Astronomy 27 9%
Other 66 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 777. 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 31 December 2018.
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