I'm interested in using GFP as a reporter to study expression of a Manduca
cuticle gene, by transfecting Drosophila with a Manduca cuticle promoter/GFP
fusion, and then examining expression of the GFP in epidermal tissues. My
concern is that Drosophila cuticle has a yellow-green autofluorescence. How
hard is this to distinguish from GFP fluorescence? Would something like one
of the blue-fluorescent proteins work, or would it best to use
beta-galactosidase or another gene as the reporter?
Thanks for any advice.
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