Expression of MdANT1, MdANT2 and cell cycle genes in the core and cortex of ‘Gala’ during flower and early fruit development. Open circles represent the core tissue (ovary at -7 DAFB) while closed circles represent the cortex tissues (floral-tube at -7 DAFB). These tissues were isolated using laser capture microdissection. Gene expression was determined using qRT-PCR and was normalized using MdACTIN. Expression of a gene relative to its expression at full bloom (0 DAFB) is presented here. Error bar represents the standard error of the mean of three biological replicates (n = 3).