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Imaging Cell Shape Change in Living Drosophila Embryos
 

Imaging Cell Shape Change in Living Drosophila Embryos

Article doi: 10.3791/2503
March 30th, 2011

Summary March 30th, 2011

Early development of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, is characterized by a number of cell shape changes that are well suited for imaging approaches. This article will describe basic tools and methods required for live confocal imaging of Drosophila embryos, and will focus on a cell shape change called cellularization.

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