Key to the Expression Rankings

Probes from Thisse, C., Thisse, B. (2005) , Thisse, B., Thisse, C. (2004) and Thisse, et al. (2001) were ranked by the Thisses according to expression pattern quality. Probes with the highest ranking have the potential to be used as specific probes for an anatomical structure. These are listed on the appropriate anatomy page as High Quality Probes.

Simple to use, intense expression pattern restricted to a few structures.
Nice strong expression pattern.
Moderate expression pattern.
Weak expression pattern.
Probe is difficult to use. General basal level of expression with more intense labeling in particular structure.