Differentially expressed contigs across the adult life cycle of Varroa destructor
The adult life cycle of female V. destructor was analysed over 7 stages (bottom part) of the phoretic and reproductive parts of the life cycle. Three additional conditions were included for comparison (upper part): adult male (Male), artificially reared phoretic mite (Cage) and non-reproductive mite (NR). For each comparison between two stages indicated with black arrows, the number of up-regulated contigs is indicated with a green arrow while the number of down-regulated contigs is indicated with a red arrow (Benjamini-Hochberg adjusted P-values < 0.05). Young, young adult Varroa female in brood cells close to emergence; Phor, phoretic female on adult bees; Arrest, female mite in the arrestment stage at the bottom of brood cells ready to be capped; Pre-lay, female mite in freshly capped brood cells with visible signs of ovary activation; Laying, female mite laying eggs in pre-pupa brood cells; Post-lay, female mite rearing developing offspring in pupa brood cells (white bodied with dark eyed bees); Emerg, female mite at the end of the development period of its offspring in pupa brood cells (dark bodied with dark faced bees). Illustrations by Fanny Mondet.