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Cultivation and Live Imaging of Drosophila Imaginal Discs


Restrepo, Simon; Zartman, Jeremiah J; Basler, Konrad (2016). Cultivation and Live Imaging of Drosophila Imaginal Discs. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1478:203-213.

Abstract

The ex vivo cultivation and live imaging of wing discs open exciting new research avenues by overcoming the limitations of end-point analysis of fixed tissues. Here we describe how to prepare an optimized wing disc culture medium (WM1) and how to dissect and arrange wing discs for cultivation and live imaging. This protocol enables the study of dynamic phenomena such as cell division and delamination as well as the use of pharmacological compounds and biosensors. Wing discs cultured and imaged as described here, maintain constant levels of proliferation during the first ten hours of culture.

Abstract

The ex vivo cultivation and live imaging of wing discs open exciting new research avenues by overcoming the limitations of end-point analysis of fixed tissues. Here we describe how to prepare an optimized wing disc culture medium (WM1) and how to dissect and arrange wing discs for cultivation and live imaging. This protocol enables the study of dynamic phenomena such as cell division and delamination as well as the use of pharmacological compounds and biosensors. Wing discs cultured and imaged as described here, maintain constant levels of proliferation during the first ten hours of culture.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:20 Oct 2016 07:08
Last Modified:02 Feb 2018 10:29
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1064-3745
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-6371-3_11
PubMed ID:27730583

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