RNA In Situ Hybridizations on Drosophila Whole Mounts

  • Corinna Wülbeck
  • Charlotte Helfrich-Förster
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 362)


RNA in situ hybridization is a commonly used technique to achieve spatiotemporal detection of transcripts in tissues. This chapter gives an overview of novel techniques using fluorescent dyes, signal amplification methods, and confocal microscopy in regard to chronobiological applications on Drosophila adult brains.

Key Words

Transcript DIG-UTP hapten Drosophila riboprobe RNA in situ hybridization whole mounts fixation alkaline phosphatase horseradish peroxidase Dig-POD primary antibody secondary antibody fluorescence signal amplification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Corinna Wülbeck
    • 1
  • Charlotte Helfrich-Förster
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für ZoologieUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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