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[Drosophila] NIG-Fly: RNAi fly stock center

Kazuko FUJITANI via dros%40net.bio.net (by kfujitan from lab.nig.ac.jp)
Mon May 7 04:06:44 EST 2007

Dear fly people,

We are happy to announce a new resource on May 7th for Drosophila 
genetics: RNAi fly library, a collection of transgenic Drosophila 
strains containing UAS-"Inverted Repeat of the cDNA 
fragment". Expression of this transgene is expected to produce 
double-stranded RNA, which will trigger RNA interference on the target 
gene whose cDNA was used in the construct. You can search and request 
from about 7,000 strains online at the NIG-Fly web.


With these fly strains, you can easily knock down the expression of 
target genes in any tissue, by crossing them to various GAL4 driver 
lines. While it should be kept in mind that this technology is still 
under development, we believe that this resource could facilitate some 
aspects of your research. We will be happy if you could enjoy using 
this resource, and, as a consequence, Drosophila will keep its status 
as the best organism for genetics.

This RNAi fly library is established through collaboration between the 
Mitsubishi Kagaku Institute of Life Sciences (MITILS) and the National 
Institute of Genetics (NIG). NIG stock center is partly supported by 
the National Bio-Resource Project from the Ministry of Education, 
Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan.

Ryu UEDA and NIG RNAi fly unit

Contact (Ms. Kazuko Fujitani): flyadmin from lab.nig.ac.jp

National Institute of Genetics (NIG)
Genetic Strains Research Center,
Invertebrate Genetics Laboratory

Yata 1111, Mishima, Shizuoka, 411-8540, JAPAN
Phone : +81-55-981-6824 / Fax : +81-55-981-6825
Email : flyadmin from lab.nig.ac.jp

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