Gerald W. Gordon wrote:
> I don't know specifically for GFP but in general sealing of
> coverslips you can use valap which is vaseline, lanolin, and
> parafin (wax) in proportions to provide the degree of rigidity
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> The low tech people just heat a spatula in
> a bunsen burner and dip into the bowl of valap and let the
> molten valap run off onto the edge of the cover slip.
I've always used a small cotton swab left in a small beaker of
the stuff on a hot plate.
> I would expect the ingredients to be inert enough not to
> affect the GFP fluorescence.
It doesn't seem to affect the fluorescence at all; I've
used it for live cells and it works fine.
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