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From: Cell type-specific expression profiling unravels the development and evolution of stinging cells in sea anemone

Fig. 3

Differentially expressed genes within cnidocytes. Panels (a) and (b) show the clustering of biological replicates (memOrange2 negative: Neg1–3 and Neg5–7, positive: Pos1–3, and super-positive cell populations: Pos5–8) in a principal component analysis, where the axes represent the first two principal components, labeled with the percentages of variance associated with each axis. Panels (c) and (d) show MA-plots, which represent the log ratio of differential expression as a function of the mean intensity for each feature. The total number of upregulated and downregulated genes, highlighted in the plot as blue and red circles, respectively, is also indicated. Panel (e) depicts a Venn diagram, showing a comparison of differentially expressed genes identified in the positive and super-positive populations. The total number of genes uniquely identified as either upregulated or downregulated in positive and super-positive cells can be attributed to early-stage and mature cnidocytes, respectively. Enriched and depleted annotation features of each of these cell populations are also indicated

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