Striped view of multiple time-point comparisons. Gene expression data from mouse uterine smooth muscle from mid-to-late pregnancy through postpartum are shown as striped color sets on a pathway for prostaglandin synthesis and regulation. For each comparison, a separate color set was generated, with eight colors designating different fold thresholds. The order of the criteria dictates the priority for how a gene box is colored. For this dataset, the striped view allows comparison of expression changes that are predicted to promote versus block contraction during distinct phases of pregnancy. Multiple probe sets from the microarray linking to a gene are indicated by a dashed edge around the gene box. The central color of the gene box corresponds to the predominant criterion met (mode) and the rim colors represent the second most prevalent criterion met.
Salomonis et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8:217 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-8-217