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Table 3 Evaluation of the usefulness of six potential reference genes in eight tissues of Atlantic salmon ranked by the geNorm software. 1 = best, 6 = worst. Six individuals were analyzed for six genes in eight tissues.

From: Evaluation of potential reference genes in real-time RT-PCR studies of Atlantic salmon

Tissue Muscle Liver Gills Head kidney Spleen Brain Intestine Thymus Total ranking
18S rRNA 3 5 6 2 3 5 6 4 4
S20 6 4 5 5 2 3 5 5 5
β-actin 2 3 4 4 4 4 1 2 3
GAPDH 5 6 3 6 6 6 3 6 6
EF1AA 4 2 2 3 5 1 3 3 2
EF1AB 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1