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From: The battle of the sexes starts in the oviduct: modulation of oviductal transcriptome by X and Y-bearing spermatozoa

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The presence of Y-spermatozoa elicited different transcriptome response within the oviduct when compared to X-spermatozoa. A: Cluster heat map analysis of the transcriptional profiles obtained from oviductal samples inseminated with X-spermatozoa and Y-spermatozoa. Each row represents a different gene, and each column displays gene expressions at different samples (X1-X4 for oviductal samples inseminated with X-spermatozoa; Y1-Y2 for oviductal samples inseminated with Y-spermatozoa). Data values displayed as yellow and blue represent elevated and reduced expression, respectively. B: A Volcano plot depicting significant changes in gene expression between oviductal samples inseminated with Y-spermatozoa and X-spermatozoa. Each of the 23,124-oligonucleotide probes is represented by a dot in the graph. The x-axis represents the fold change and the y-axis represents the statistical significance (-log10 of p-value). Transcripts showing significant differences in gene expression (501 probes, p < 0.05) are above the broken line.

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