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Fig. 3

From: Molecular cloning of metal-responsive transcription factor-1 (MTF-1) and transcriptional responses to metal and heat stresses in Pacific abalone, Haliotis discus hannai

Fig. 3

Tissue distribution patterns and basal expression levels of abalone MTF-1 mRNAs in a immature juvenile and b sexually matured adult tissues, based on RT-qPCR assays using the normalization against RPL5 and PPL7 references. Tissue abbreviations are gill (GI), gut (GU), heart (HE), hemocyte (HC), hepatopancreas (HP), muscle (MU), and gonad (GON; i.e., ovary or testis). In a, histograms with different letters indicate the significantly different means based on ANOVA followed by Duncan’s multiple ranged tests at P < 0.05. In b, the significantly different means within a sex are indicated by ae (for females) and vz (for males) base on ANOVA followed by Duncan’s multiple ranged tests at P < 0.05. The significantly different means between sexes observed in heat, hepatopancreas, and gonad tissues are noted by asterisks based on Student’s t test analysis at P < 0.05

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