Hi there Drosophila community!
I have three questions:
First of all, I'd like to find GAL4 drivers that are active in adult
structures - especially muscle tissue (indirect flight muscle for instance).
Secondly I'd like to knock out specific muscle cells/blocks in either larvae or
adults, in order to see if a specific muscle destroyer phenocopies mutants I am
testing. An apoptosis promoter might do the trick, and some are available from
Bloomington, but I have heard/read somewhere that not all apoptosis promoters
are equivalent-some seem to have to be used in combination to have any effect,
and some effects are not cell autonomous. Clearly i am not an apoptosis
Thirdly i have read/heard/imagined that there are muscle drivers that drive in
selected subsets of muscles. This seems like a wonderful system, with an in-
If anyone out there can provide me with any information on the above, I'd be