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Preparation of embryos for Electron Microscopy of the Drosophila embryonic heart tube
 

Preparation of embryos for Electron Microscopy of the Drosophila embryonic heart tube

Article doi: 10.3791/1630
December 21st, 2009

Summary December 21st, 2009

We describe a process for fixation, embedding, sectioning, and imaging of late stage Drosophila embryos for Trasmission Electron Microscopy of the embryonic heart tube. This technique allows for the visualization of the heart tube lumen as well as the basement membrane, which lines the lumen of the heart.

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