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Staining neurons in fixed tissue

Brian Scott brians at interlog.com
Sun Apr 14 13:02:11 EST 1996

In article <4kmgmm$a6r at credit.erin>,
James Fullard  <jfullard at tuzo.erin.utoronto.ca> wrote:
>Does anyone have any experience using Lucifer yellow on fixed 
>insect nervous tissue?  There have been some studies using 
>vertebrates and molluscs but I've never seen anything with insects.  I'd 
>like to backfill some very small axons in a motor branch of a moth and 
>using fixed tissue would make isolating the nervelets a lot easier.
>Thanks in advance.

Have you thought of using DiI or similar product from Molecular Probes 
(e.g. DiO)?  They're supposed to work very well in fixed tissue. 


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