FISH Protocols for Drosophila FISH protocols for Drosophila. Includes: RNA Probe Preparation; Embryo Collection and Fixation; Single FISH on Drosophila embryos; Post-Fixation, Hybridization and Post-Hybridization Washes; Development of FISH Signal; Storage, Mounting and Viewing of Samples; Double FISH on Drosophila Embryos; RNA-Protein Double Labeling; FISH on Dissected Tissues.
Nucleosomal Array Disruption Assay Protocol Protocol describes how to test whether a transcription factor disrupts the chromatin of a promoter of a gene of interest. First, chromatin is assembled in vitro on the gene of interest in the presence and absence of a transcriptional activator (see Protocol on Assembly of Chromatin with Drosophila S-190 Chromatin Assembly Extract and Transcriptional Activators).
Optimized Protocols for Fluorescent in situ Hybridization in Drosophila Tissues Optimized protocols for fluorescent in situ hybridization in Drosophila tissues. Includes: RNA Probe Preparation; Initial Embryo Fixation; Post-Fixation, Hybridization and post-Hybridization Washes; Development of FISH Signal; Mounting and Viewing of Samples; Double FISH; FISH on Dissected Tissues; RNA-Protein Double-labeling.
X-Ray Mutagenesis of Drosophila Protocol Protocol describes the general procedure for creating mutations in the DNA of Drosophila by exposure to X-rays. Irradiation of cells with X-rays creates double strand breaks (DSBs) in DNA. Mutations introduced in the DNA of germ line cells (sperm) are propagated by mating the exposed males to virgin females. The progeny of this cross can be mated to each other so that a percentage of the subsequent offspring will have two copies of the same mutant allele.