Heat map of the 124 differentially expressed candidate genes associated with Heterobasidion-resistance QTLs in Norway spruce in response to H. parviporum. The red to yellow colours indicate the highest to lowest FPKM (fragments per kilo base of exon model per million reads mapped) values at 3 and 7 dpi at the proximal (A) and distal (C) sampling sites. The red-grey-blue scale shows the highest to lowest Fold change (FC, log2 values) in H. parviporum inoculation compared to wounding alone. Bold font indicate candidate genes corresponding to the original QTL on the Linkage groups, “E” stands for exclusion, “IP” stands for infection prevention, “LL” stands for lesion length and “SWG” stands for fungal growth in sapwood. Asterisks (*) indicates subgroup III-3 NAC TFs. cM indicates the position in centiMorgans of the marker in the Pinaceae composite map.