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Comparison of Expression Patterns of Six Canonical Clock Genes in Year-Round Estrous and Seasonal Estrous Rams

Comparison of Expression Patterns of Six Canonical Clock Genes in Year-Round Estrous and Seasonal Estrous Rams

Weihao Chen1, 2, Zhilong Tian1, Lin Ma1, Shangquan Gan3, Wei Sun2, 4* and Mingxing Chu1*

1Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction of Ministry of Agriculture, Institute of Animal Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, China
2College of Animal Science and Technology, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China
3State Key Laboratory for Sheep Genetic Improvement and Healthy Production, Xinjiang Academy of Agricultural and Reclamation Sciences, Shihezi 832000, China
4Joint International Research Laboratory of Agriculture and Agri-Product Safety of Ministry of Education of China, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China

* Corresponding author: mxchu@263.net; dkxmsunwei@163.com

Fig. 1.

Comparison of mean expression levels of Clock in eight tissues between seasonal estrous and year-round estrous rams. Asterisks indicate significantly different means. Key: * p < 0.05. Error bars show the standard error of the mean.

Fig. 2.

Comparison of the mean expression of BMAL1 in eight tissues between seasonal estrous and year-round estrous rams. Asterisks indicate significantly different means. Key: **p < 0.01. Error bars show the standard error of the mean.

Fig. 3.

Comparison of the mean expression of Cry1 in eight tissues between seasonal estrous and year-round estrous rams. Asterisks indicate significantly different means. Key: * p < 0.05, **p < 0.01. Error bars show the standard error of the mean.

Fig. 4.

Comparison of the mean expression of Cry2 in eight tissues between seasonal estrous and year-round estrous rams. Asterisks indicate significantly different means. Key: * p < 0.05, **p < 0.01. Error bars show the standard error of the mean.

Fig. 5.

Comparison of the mean expression of Per1 in eight tissues between seasonal estrous and year-round estrous rams. Asterisks indicate significantly different means. Key: **p < 0.01. Error bars show the standard error of the mean.

Fig. 6.

Comparison of the mean expression of Per2 in eight tissues between seasonal estrous and year-round estrous rams. Asterisks indicate significantly different means. Key: * p < 0.05, **p < 0.01. Error bars show the standard error of the mean.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 54, Iss. 5, Pages 2003-2500

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