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Table 3 Differential expression of key genes related to fatty acid biosynthesis

From: Transcriptome and gene expression analysis of docosahexaenoic acid producer Schizochytrium sp. under different oxygen supply conditions

Gene Fatty acid biosynthesis
Δ-8 desaturase Δ-6 desaturase Δ-12 desaturase Elongase FAS ORFA ORFB ORFC
RPKM
 Normal-oxygen 161.4 0.9 50.56 1.45 4.8 2822.5 199.96 167.98 987.24 348.6 591.44
 High-oxygen 142.5 1.96 46.69 10.02 8.98 7046.7 128.16 666.83 1851.4 610.65 1328.4
  1. The RPKM method is able to eliminate the influence of different gene length and sequencing discrepancy on the calculation of gene expression. Therefore, the calculated gene expression can be directly used for comparing the difference of gene expression among samples