Live Imaging of Caenorhabditis elegans: Examples To image early cleavages and chromatin dynamics, it is convenient to use histone H2B fused to GFP or lamin::GFP. Time-lapse movies can be obtained using conventional confocal microscope systems and their included software. Early embryos dissected from transgenic hermaphrodites are placed with egg salts on agar pads.
Preparation of Worm Extracts by Sonication Protocol Protocol was designed to rapidly generate small scale cytosolic extracts of C. elegans for Western or IP (has not been tested for RNA work). The protocol works well for between 50 to 5000 worms and has not been extensively tested on larger a scale, though it should work. Includes: Collection; Sonication; Clearing lysate; Immunoprecipitation.