Percentage of cytoplasmic crescents and cells in milk. Milk samples were collected after a 4-hr accumulation period in human subjects and a 4-hr, 2-hr, or 10-min accumulation in macaques. The boxplots show the (A) percentage of milk fat globules with cytoplasmic crescents and (B) the percentage of RNA attributable to nucleated cells in these milk samples. (A-B) The upper and lower bounds of each box denote the first and third quartiles of the data, the dark horizontal line within each box denotes the median value, and the whiskers extend to the minimum and maximum values. The width of each box is proportional to the square root of the samples size. Asterisks denote statistical significance (p < = 0.05).
Lemay et al. BMC Genomics 2013 14:872 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-872