[Zbrafish] Bleaching embryos!

Burdine, Rebecca D via zbrafish%40net.bio.net (by rburdine from Princeton.EDU)
Mon Jul 12 11:20:19 EST 2010

I'd say adding bleach to embryos not in their chorions will probably not give you the result you want  (ie they will die).

We typically bleach embryos in their chorions at early somite stages when transferring them into the facility.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: zbrafish-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [mailto:zbrafish-
> bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Vishal
> Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2010 1:01 PM
> To: bionet-organisms-zebrafish from moderators.isc.org
> Subject: [Zbrafish] Bleaching embryos!
> Hi There,
> I am wondering if bleaching embryos at 24h after dechorionating them
> will be more effective than bleaching at one cell stage in case of
> parasite being transmitted from mother to eggs? According to zebrafish
> book, embryos can be bleached until 28 hours-post fertilization.
> Anyone has any experience in this regard? Please let know. My
> microinjected embryos die after 2-3 days-post fertilization and I
> bleach them as soon as they are laid.
> Many thanks in advance....Cheers...Vishal
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