Distribution of global mRNA half-lives for B. cereus ATCC 10987 and B. cereus ATCC 14579, respectively, as determined by RNA-Seq using Illumina GA-II technology, and depicted by a boxplot at log scale. Each box comprises the 25 to 75 percentile of measured mRNA half-lives for the indicated strain (that is, the mid 50% of calculated half-life values). Remaining calculated half-lives (upper and lower 25 percentiles, respectively) are enclosed by whiskers, except for extreme outliers, which are denoted by open circles. The horizontal bar inside each box marks the median mRNA half-life in each of the two bacterial strains (2.4 and 2.6 minutes for B. cereus ATCC 10987 and B. cereus ATCC 14579, respectively).
Kristoffersen et al. Genome Biology 2012 13:R30 doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-4-r30