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The Q-System: A Versatile Expression System for Drosophila

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Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1478)

Abstract

Binary expression systems are flexible and versatile genetic tools in Drosophila. The Q-system is a recently developed repressible binary expression system that offers new possibilities for transgene expression and genetic manipulations. In this review chapter, we focus on current state-of-the-art Q-system tools and reagents. We also discuss in vivo applications of the Q-system, together with GAL4/UAS and LexA/LexAop systems, for simultaneous expression of multiple effectors, intersectional labeling, and clonal analysis.

Key words

Binary expression system Q-system QF QF2 QF2w LexAQF GAL4QF QUAS QS Quinic acid Chimeric transactivators Intersectional expression Mitotic recombination MARCM Mosaic analysis Neurospora crassa 

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Acknowledgements

We thank Chun-Chieh Lin, Qili Liu, Sha Liu, Darya Task and Olga Markova for their helpful comments on the manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, The Center for Sensory BiologyJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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