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Table 5 The NormFinder analysis of candidate reference genes (RGs) showing stability values in both experiments performed (a lower value indicates a more stable expression)

From: Cowpea and abiotic stresses: identification of reference genes for transcriptional profiling by qPCR

RGs acronym Root Dehydration stress Salt stress (NaCl, 100 mM)
Stability value Rank Stability value Rank
β-TUB 0.104 1 0.125 4
UE21D 0.122 2 0.116 2
FBOX 0.138 3 0.099 1
VuACT 0.141 4 0.162 5
UNK 0.144 5 0.125 3
VuUBQ10 0.190 6 0.177 6
EF1-α 0.227 7 0.324 7
  1. Vu (Vigna unguiculata); β-TUB (beta-tubulin); UE21D (ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme E2 variant 1D); FBOX (F-box protein); VuACT (Actin); UNK (Phaseolus vulgaris unknown gene); VuUBQ10 (polyubiquitin 10) and EF1-α (elongation factor 1-alfa)