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Table 1 Effects of RNAi against GbE(z) and DsRed2 on the locomotor rhythm of Gryllus bimaculatus

From: Enhancer of zeste plays an important role in photoperiodic modulation of locomotor rhythm in the cricket, Gryllus bimaculatus

Treatment n Light Condition τ (mean ± SD) h α/ρ ratio (mean ± SD)
LD12:12     
intact 13 LD - 0.94 ± 0.07a
  12 DD 23.66 ± 0.25a 0.95 ± 0.23a
DsRed2 RNAi 23 LD - 0.97 ± 0.09a
  18 DD 23.63 ± 0.33a 0.97 ± 0.11a
Gb’E(z)RNAi 26 LD - 0.99 ± 0.08a
  23 DD 23.97 ± 0.16b 1.02 ± 0.11a
LD20:4     
intact 23 LD - 0.53 ± 0.20cd
  13 DD 23.80 ± 0.12ab 0.46 ± 0.20d
DsRed2 RNAi 33 LD - 0.69 ± 0.22bc
  22 DD 23.70 ± 0.23a 0.55 ± 0.19cd
Gb’E(z)RNAi 23 LD - 0.84 ± 0.28ab
  17 DD 23.99 ± 0.16b 0.83 ± 0.25ab
  1. ANOVA revealed significant difference in both free-running period (τ) (F5, 98 = 9.01, P < 0.01) and α/ρ ratio (F11, 230 = 22.0, P < 0.01). Values with different lower case letters significantly differ from each other (Tukey-test, P < 0.01, except for α/ρ ratios between intact in DD following LD 20:4 and DsRed2 RNAi in LD 20:4, where P < 0.05)