The Scientific World Journal / 2015 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

The Alpaca Melanocortin 1 Receptor: Gene Mutations, Transcripts, and Relative Levels of Expression in Ventral Skin Biopsies

Figure 4

Gene expression of MC1R mRNA in white, brown, and black alpaca. (a) Relative expression of MC1R transcripts was measured using RT-PCR methodology and normalized against the reference gene GAPDH. Data are shown as the mean ± SE () (). The distinct capital letters above the bars indicate a statistical significance among white and color morphs. (b) An ethidium bromide stained gel of MC1R and GAPDH amplicons.