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X-gal staining and antibodies/in situ hybs

Denise Clark clarkd at unb.ca
Mon Nov 17 15:23:34 EST 1997

A bunch of questions:
We are using a blue balancer to identify embryos that are deficiency
homozygotes.  We would like to be able to take the non-Xgal-staining embryos
and perform whole mount (1) in situ hybridization using riboprobes and (2)
antibody staining.

Are there protocols for either of these that are compatible with any X-gal
staining procedure for lacZ?  Can anyone recommend a paper where this has
been done?

A related question:  The answer is probably no, but is there a way to stain
embryos for beta-gal activity so that they live a little longer?

Also, is there a good tool/trick for handling embryos while sorting the
white from blue-staining ones?

Any tips would be appreciated,
Denise Clark
Dept. of Biology
UNB Fredericton
NB, Canada
clarkd at unb.ca

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