[Drosophila] Viability test for drosophila tissue

Runa Hamid via dros%40net.bio.net (by runahamid from googlemail.com)
Wed Jan 16 08:13:24 EST 2008

Hi all,

I am doing live imaging in drosophila III instar larval brain. During
imaging the brain is kept in a specific buffer. The brain is expressing GFP
tagged protein in all cholinergic neurons.I need to show experimentally
that the brain is alive for the time I require for the imaging (20-30 min).
Can anyone suggest a Viability test for "TISSUE" (more specifically
drosophila larval brain)  where I can determine the degree of cell death in
the tissue.
I will be grateful if one of you could help me with the suggestions or

Thanks in advance,

Department of Biological Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Colaba, Mumabai 400 005, India.

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