[Drosophila] Re: Dros Digest, Vol 33, Issue 1

Arun Rajamohan via dros%40net.bio.net (by arajamoh from uwo.ca)
Fri Jan 4 12:28:31 EST 2008


An interesting question.

-A

On Jan 4, 2008, at 12:06 PM, dros-request from oat.bio.indiana.edu wrote:

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> From: "Qin, Hongtao" <qinh from cshl.edu>
> Subject: [Drosophila] Preserving Drosophila by Freezing?
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> Greeting all,
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> I noticed from the following link that detailed protocols for  
> preserving Drosophila by freezing were made available to the fly  
> community in 1993.
> http://www.bio.net/bionet/mm/dros/1993-April/000011.html
> However, it seems like preserving Drosophila by freezing is still  
> not an option for keeping fly stocks in many labs. Does anyone know  
> why? Is it because the protocols were not reproducible by other  
> labs, the cost was too high or other problems? Is any lab still  
> trying hard to develop a better protocol?
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> Thanks,
> Hongtao
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> Hongtao Qin
> Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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