The expression profiles of selected genes and 5 gene sets through development in PxH and WxH cattle. Expression values of WISP2 and ZNF423 are z-scores. The expression levels of the 5 gene sets are the average z-scores of the 5 genes in each gene set: A) cell cycle 5 gene set; B) ECM 5 gene set; C) ECM1 5 gene set; D) ECM2 5 gene set; E) locomotion 5 gene set; F) angiogenesis 5 gene set; G)
ZNF423; I) IMF 5 gene set; J)
RAI14. The symbol “*” indicates significant differences (P < 0.05) in expression of genes/gene sets between crosses at the same time point, and the symbol “**” indicates the significant differences at P < 0.01. The significance of gene sets were calculated based on z-scores of 5 members in each gene set between genotypes. The significance of individual genes was calculated based on the 95% confidence interval across all genes (more than 19,000) at the corresponding time points.