Analytical and biological heteroscedasticity in the data. A: Analytical standard deviation (experiment G1), B: Biological standard deviation (all glucose experiments), and C: Relative biological standard deviation (all glucose experiments), as a function of the metabolite concentration. To obtain a clearer overview, the standard deviations were grouped together based on average mean value of the peak area (Binning, see Jansen et al. ). The first bin contained the metabolites whose peak area was below the detection limit.
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