Figure 5 : mRNA expression levels of T. cystophora opsins in different life stages.

From: Cubozoan genome illuminates functional diversification of opsins and photoreceptor evolution

Figure 5

A) For real-time PCR analysis, animals of nine subsequent life stages were collected: non-pigmented larva (np. larva), pigmented larva (p. larva), vegetative polyp (veg.polyp), three polyp-to-medusa metamorphosing stages (metam1, 2–3, 4), juvenile medusa (juv. med.), adult female (ad. female) and adult male. B-S) mRNA expression levels of opsins for each life stage relative to the juvenile medusa expression (1.0 – red line). x – axis: analyzed stages, y – axis: relative mRNA expression level.