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Fig. 2 | BMC Genomics

Fig. 2

From: Transcriptional profiling and pathway analysis reveal differences in pituitary gland function, morphology, and vascularization in chickens genetically selected for high or low body weight

Fig. 2

Gene expression profiles for pituitary hormones in HG and LG chickens. Levels of mRNA for POMC (a), TSHβ (b), GH (c), PRL (d), FSHβ (e), LHβ (f), and CGA (g) were determined on post-hatch weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7 and normalized to levels of GAPDH mRNA. Values (mean + SEM; n = 4 birds per line) are expressed relative to the age and line with the highest expression level (set to 100% prior to log2-transformation for statistical analysis). The line-by-age interaction was not significant for any hormone (P ≤ 0.05). Significant main effects of line and/or age (P ≤ 0.05) are indicated at the top of each graph, when present

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