[Celegans] Single worm reverse-transcriptase (RT) PCR

g.Joshua from lshtm.ac.uk via celegans%40net.bio.net (by g.Joshua from lshtm.ac.uk)
Fri Sep 11 06:20:12 EST 2009

Dear colleagues,
I'm advised that putative positives from RNA-interference (RNAi) experiments (using feeding strains from Geneservice {Fraser et al [2000]. Nature 408 (6810) 325-30}) can be checked by RT-PCR. This requires reverse transcriptase reaction on single worms. 
Single worm PCR lysis buffer doesn't seem amenable to reverse transcriptase reaction {?} 
Does anyone have a method/protocol for single worm RT-PCR ?
G. Joshua.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dept. Infectious and Tropical Diseases,
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London WC1E 7HT.
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E-mail:  g.joshua from lshtm.ac.uk

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