Use the present tense to refer readers to your figures and tables

Even though these are new and unpublished material, they are explanatory aids, not research itself. Discussion of the research itself remains in past tense, but directives appear in present tense.

Antibodies occurred in 11% of our mice, as Table 1 indicates. See Figure 3, which illustrates the six-fold increase in leukocytes found in the study population.


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