Hierarchical clustering of merged contigs. The columns of the heat map represents mean group signal (mean EST log, sample vs. reference). Column 0 represents pre-adII females, columns 1–6 represents adult female post molting growth time points T1–T6, respectively (according to Fig 2) and columns m1 and m2 represents male groups, preadII and adults, respectively. Three distinct patterns can be seen for differentially transcribed genes in adult females; the upper sub-tree shows genes up-regulated from T2 and during most of the maturation phase (group 1). The middle sub-tree shows genes that are turned on in T1 and but down-regulated during the post molting growth (group 2). The lower sub-tree shows genes transcribed in pre-ad II but down regulated throughout post molting growth in adult phases of the experiment. Male, pre-adII and adult transcription levels of genes regulated during female molting and post molting growth are shown in the right section of the dendrogram (m1 and m2) for sex comparison.
Eichner et al. BMC Genomics 2008 9:126 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-9-126