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Acta Agron Sin ›› 2016, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (03): 456-465.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1006.2016.00456

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How to Prepare Figures in Articles of Molecular Biology?

XIAO Yang1,ZHANG Hong2,YU Xiang-Hong1,LI Hong-Dan1,2,YUAN Huan-Huan2,SU Liang3,SUN Lei1,2,YANG Zong-Ju1,2,YANG Jian-Ping3,*   

  1. 1 Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China; 2 Nanyang Vocational College of Agriculture, Nanyang 473000, China; 3 Institute of Crop Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
  • Received:2015-12-16 Revised:2015-12-22 Online:2016-03-12 Published:2015-12-25
  • Contact: 杨建平, E-mail: yangjianping02@caas.cn; Tel/Fax: 010-82105859 E-mail:xiaoyang@caas.cn
  • Supported by:

    This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31170267, 31570268), the Natural Science Foundation of Beijing (Key Program) (6151002) and the Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Program of CAAS.

Abstract:

Proper figures are beneficial to our article presentation. In this article, we introduced some essential skills of figure preparation in articles of molecular biology using Excel and Photoshop softwares. Excel is an effective software not only for presentation of our experiment data, but also help us to make the finishing point when using different infilling colors and textures to aggrandize visual effects in Excel histogram. When processing figures of structure and immunoblot result, it can give prominence to subject through excision, enlargement, and adjustment of contrast and brightness using Photoshop software. When the strength of GFP fluorescence and GUS staining needs to be compared in different backgrounds, it is necessary to piece and adjust figures together as a whole one.

Key words: Figure preparation, Article of molecular biology, Excel, Photoshop

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