Figure 3.

Correlation between gene expression fluctuation and 3'-UTR length. Positive correlation between expression fluctuation and 3'-UTR length was observed. (A) average FL score and 3'-UTR length from PicTar predicted miRNA targets, Pearson correlation coefficient, r = 0.85, p value: 1.69e-05. (B) average FL score and 3'-UTR length from TargetScan predicted miRNA targets, Pearson correlation coefficient, r = 0.89, p value: 2.01e-06. (C) average FL score and 3'-UTR length from PITA predicted miRNA targets, Pearson correlation coefficient, r = 0.86, p value: 7.31e-06.

Yang et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13(Suppl 7):S14   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-S7-S14