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Table 2 Expression stability index (M-value) and ranking of the candidate reference genes

From: Evaluation of reference genes for reverse transcription quantitative PCR analyses of fish-pathogenic Francisella strains exposed to different growth conditions

     M-value     
Strain ftsz polA fopA ribC gyrA uvrD 16S rRNA rpoB
NCIMB14265 T 0.531 0.818 0.531 0.751 0.949 1.050 2.004 2.563
DSM21254 T 0.555 0.692 0.716 1.009 0.555 0.892 1.496 2.343
PQ 1106 0.603 0.603 0.653 0.842 0.880 1.241 2.570 1.781
All strains combined 0.979 0.790 1.535 0.790 1.498 1.675 2.411 2.126
Ranking order 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  1. The lowest M-value corresponds to the most stable gene.