1203 genes were selected for leaves under optimal nitrogen condition based on a fold change above 3 under either mild or severe water stress compared to optimal water. Those genes were then classified into 4 groups shown in the graphs in the first row, where the black lines represent the respective means. The vertical axis corresponds to the normalized expression levels in the log-scale, the horizontal axis corresponds to the water treatments: optimal water supply (1), mild water stress (2), severe water stress (3), 2h after rewatering (4), 5h after rewatering (5). For each group, subgroups were arbitrarily created by splitting a posteriori (the second row). The color-coding used is blue for genes up-regulated under mild water stress (condition 2) compared to optimal water supply (condition 1) and red for genes down-regulated under the same conditions.
Humbert et al. BMC Genomics 2013 14:3 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-3