Making a Tetrad Dissection Needle Protocol Microneedles attached to micromanipulators are used in the dissection of tetrads, isolation of zygotes from populations of mating haploid cells, and manipulation of individual cells.
Picking Zygotes Protocol Zygotes can be identified by their unique morphology. They can be easily separated away from nonmated cells using a micromanipulator. This method provides an alternative to the selection of diploid cells on a medium that prevents the growth of haploid parent cells.
Spore Germination Protocol Protocol for spore germination. This procedure is typically used for the isolation and preparation of spores from a diploid strain heterozygous for a marked disruption (e.g., yfg1::his3+) Inoculation of the spore population into minimal medium lacking the nutritional supplement corresponding to the disruption marker (e.g., minimal medium lacking histidine) allows only the disruption spores to germinate.