Posted: November 4, 2020

News story highlighting lab publication on bean root architecture reaches almost 6 million viewers

Photo credit: Jimmy Burridge

Photo credit: Jimmy Burridge

Our recent lab publication, "Comparative phenomics of annual grain legume root architecture" (Burridge et al. 2020. Crop Science), was highlighted recently in a Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) news article. This article was picked by news outlets across the globe, reaching almost 6 million viewers. The promotion of our work was estimated to be worth $240,000. As a result of this publicity, the paper now has a higher Altmetric Attention Score and has a score in the top 5% of all research outputs.  

Check out the CSSA article on root traits for breeding beans to grow better in soils with low nutrients: CSSA News