Methods in Cell Science

, Volume 25, Issue 1–2, pp 7–14 | Cite as

Neural cell fate analysis in zebrafish using olig2 BAC transgenics

  • Jimann Shin
  • Hae-Chul Park
  • Jolanta M. Topczewska
  • David J. Mawdsley
  • Bruce Appel


We describe here simple methods for producing transgenic zebrafish reporter lines using BAC clones. The use of BAC clones facilitates creation of useful transgenics as the large amounts of genomic DNA they contain increase the likelihood that reporter gene expression will be properly regulated. Combined with recent advances in live embryo image analysis, this strategy has the potential to greatly advance the investigation of neural cell behavior during development.

cerebellum EGFP motor neuron olig2 oligodendrocyte Purkinje neuron spinal cord transgenic zebrafish 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jimann Shin
    • 1
  • Hae-Chul Park
    • 1
  • Jolanta M. Topczewska
    • 1
  • David J. Mawdsley
    • 1
  • Bruce Appel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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