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Fig. 3 | BMC Genomics

Fig. 3

From: Mating precedes selective immune priming which is maintained throughout bumblebee queen diapause

Fig. 3

Elevated abundances of antimicrobial peptides in the queen haemolymph post-mating. Box plot representations of label-free quantification (LFQ) intensity values at six points throughout the bumblebee queen life-cycle for: (a) abaecin; (b) defensin; (c) hymenoptaecin; and (d) apidaecin. For each protein, the y-axis shows the LFQ intensity values representative of protein abundance. The x-axis represents the six sampled queen life stages. Each box is coloured to indicate a different life stage of the queen. Stages with a significant difference in abundance (two-sample t-test; p < 0.05) are indicated with asterisks

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