Advanced Search Abstract Twenty-six microsatellite markers, along with two restriction fragment length polymorphism RFLP markers and three morphological markers, have been mapped to five linkage groups, corresponding to the five autosomes of the Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni.
Remove blocking solution from embryos and incubate samples for 1. From this step on, make sure to keep samples in a light shielded receptacle. These samples can be stored for several years. Analyze embryo samples using a fluorescence microscope.
Representative Results When performed successfully, this procedure offers a strikingly enhanced level of detail in the spatio-temporal analysis of gene Fly hybridization experiment and mRNA localization dynamics during early Drosophila embryogenesis.
Indeed, as illustrated in Figure 3A for the classical pair-rule gene runt runone can use this protocol to observe gene expression events via the detection of nascent transcript foci in groups of expressing nuclei.
In addition, as shown in the embryo mosaic in Figure 3B, the method enables the visualization of mRNA localization features in high-resolution.
Open in a separate window Figure 1. Outline of RNA probe preparation procedure. The RNA typically appears as an intense discrete band with higher mobility compared to the template Open in a separate window Figure 2.
Schematic representation of the probe detection steps in the FISH method.
Tyramide signal amplification TSA is then performed resulting in the transformation of the tyramide reagent into free radical form through the activity of HRP. Transiently reactive tyramide free radicals covalently bind to aromatic residues of nearby proteins, preventing their diffusion away from the probe location.
The tyramide substrate is complexed to fluorescent dyes, which can be detected by fluorescence microscopy. Open in a separate window Figure 3.
Examples of results obtained using this FISH procedure highlighting the diversity of mRNA expression and subcellular localization patterns in Drosophila embryos. A FISH analysis of the pair-rule gene run at distinct stages of embryogenesis reveals how the initial broad expression in the mid-portion of the embryo at embryonic stage 4 is refined into a segmented stripe pattern in later stages.
FISH was performed using Dig-labeled antisense probes that were hybridized and detected by sequential incubations with the biotinylated anti-Dig antibody, streptavidin-HRP, and Cy3 tyramide.
Discussion For probe synthesis steps, we typically generate run-off antisense RNA probes by in vitro transcription from full-length Drosophila cDNAs amplified from plasmids found in the Drosophila Gene Collection DGCa resource detailed at the following website: This approach has been used extensively in large scale ISH studies aimed at mapping gene expression and mRNA localization patterns in fly embryos 9, The flexibility in starting materials and designing custom primers with T7, SP6, or T3 overhangs allows one to easily generate probes to detect specific mRNA isoforms e.
When considering designing isoform-specific probes, we have found that templates ranging frombases can yield excellent FISH results. For FISH in fly embryos, we do not fragment our probes by carbonate treatment; rather we use full-length run-off transcripts, which can range in size betweenbases.
When performing FISH on other tissues that are less permeable to large probes, fragmentation may indeed favor probe penetration. However, we prefer the option of preparing probes using smaller PCR-amplified DNA templates, or pooling multiple individually-synthesized small probes together, rather than performing chemical fragmentation of large probes which may give variable results and reduce overall probe quality.
As described in the embryo collection steps, we usually add yeast paste to the embryo collection plates. Yeast paste will greatly increase the number of eggs laid by the flies, as egg production depends on the nutritional environment In addition, Drosophila flies will frequently lay their eggs directly into the yeast paste.
These embryos can easily be collected by dissolving the yeast paste in water using a small paint brush and passing the mixture through a collection basket.For samples with 'typical yields', use µL of probe diluted in µL of hybridization solution for each in situ experiment.
Dilute samples with 'high yields' of probe with additional hybridization solution according to the band intensity relative to a 'typical probe' intensity. Here we describe a whole-mount fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) protocol for determining the expression and localization properties of RNAs expressed during embryogenesis in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.
In Situ Hybridization: Fruit Fly Embryos UNIT and Tissues Ronit Wilk, 1,2Sreenivasa U.M. Murthy, Haixu Yan,1,2 and Henry M. Krause1,2 1Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2The Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ABSTRACT It is well known that transcript.
• Lab objective: Determining whether a trait is sex linked • Process for hybridization: Explain the steps taken in lab from Parental to F1 to F2 generations.
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