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Fig. 2 | BMC Genomics

Fig. 2

From: Transcriptome profiling of aging Drosophila photoreceptors reveals gene expression trends that correlate with visual senescence

Fig. 2

Age-related changes in gene expression in adult photoreceptors. a Age-regulated genes identified by time-series analysis using maSigPro (555 genes, FDR < 0.05) were clustered using k-means into 11 clusters based on temporal expression pattern (relative expression). The median expression values (circles) and fitted curves with indicated r2 values are shown in red on the line graphs. Age-regulated genes were designated as upregulated or downregulated, and early, middle or late based on the fitted curves for their respective cluster (see Additional file 1: Fig. S4). b Over-represented GO terms (p < 0.01, Fisher’s exact test) were identified for 288 upregulated or 267 downregulated genes relative to all 7579 expressed genes using TopGO (Additional file 5: Table S4). Similar GO terms were grouped based on intersecting gene members, and a single representative GO term is shown from each group in the bar plot. Enrichment score indicates the number of genes with the GO term in the target gene set versus the number of expected genes, with p-values shown to the right of each bar. c Representative functional categories identified using GO term analysis and DAVID for upregulated and downregulated genes. Selected age-regulated genes involved in the indicated functions are shown below each term based on published reports

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