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Table 2 Average number of interactions (95% confidence intervals (CIs)) per stage and per gonadal or non-gonadal categories in the embryonic and adult stages

From: Ontogeny and phylogeny: molecular signatures of selection, constraint, and temporal pleiotropy in the development of Drosophila

  No threshold Greater than twofold
  n Mean 95% CI n Mean 95% CI
Stage:       
Embryonic 2,159 8.495 7.884 to 9.107 1,415 8.913074205 8.097 to 9.729
Larval/pupal 858 7.401 6.566 to 8.240 439 6.760820046 5.611 to 7.915
Adult 1,405 6.955 6.291 to 7.619 926 6.457883369 5.713 to 7.201
Stage/tissue (adult gonads combined):       
Embryonic general 1,504 8.762 8.038 to 9.483 890 9.270 8.219 to 10.339
Embryonic gonad 609 8.612 7.176 to 10.039 331 7.254 6.039 to 8.476
Adult general 682 6.701 5.947 to 7.453 381 6.071 5.134 to 7.018
Adult gonad 973 6.864 6.128 to 7.603 635 6.543 5.639 to 7.453
Stage/tissue (adult gonads separated):       
Embryonic general 1,280 8.96171875 8.136 to 9.784 721 9.510402219 8.264 to 10.749
Embryonic gonad 520 8.726923077 7.086 to 10.346 263 7.566539924 6.060 to 9.077
Adult general 583 6.491467577 5.698 to 7.278 360 6.088888889 5.104 to 7.073
Adult ovary 713 7.553997195 6.683 to 8.419 334 7.508982036 6.298 to 8.722
Adult testis 763 6.804718218 6.024 to 7.590 539 6.769944341 5.758 to 7.769
  1. Classifications using no threshold and greater than twofold proportional representation threshold are shown. (n) Indicates the number of genes in each category. Larval/pupal represents the pooled larval and pupal stages. The average number of interactions per stage was found to be statistically significantly higher in the embryonic stage as compare to the other two stages (P < 0.5). When the adult stage is separately classified into general, ovaries, and testis categories, only the general and testis categories show a statistically significantly fewer average number of interactions than the embryonic categories, when significant (Additional file 12).