Venn diagram showing the number of genes with sustained differential co-expression between both sugarcane cultivars.

DR-up and DR-down denote continuously up-regulated/down-regulated gene sets in “ROC”22 samples at 24, 48 and 120 h after S. scitamineum inoculation compared to control sample 24 h after water inoculation, respectively; DY-up and DY-down denote continuously up-regulated/down-regulated gene sets in Yacheng05-179 samples at 24, 48 and 120 h after S. scitamineum inoculation compared to control sample 24 h after water inoculation, respectively.