Figure 3. Overview of the Environmental Stress Response.
Genes that participate in the ESR were chosen based strictly on the genomic cluster analysis shown in Figure 1. Two extended clusters of genes, one corresponding to repressed genes and one corresponding to induced genes, displayed nearly-identical but opposite patterns of gene expression in response to environmental stress. Color scale and array identification are indicated. The absolute expression values of all genes in this display were averaged to compile a representative ESR gene expression pattern. Each gene in the genome was assigned a score representing the correlation between that gene's expression pattern and the ESR pattern. The ESR correlation scores can be accessed in the gene annotations displayed in the Search function.