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Single Drosophila Ommatidium Dissection and Imaging

Single Drosophila Ommatidium Dissection and Imaging

Article DOI: 10.3791/2882
August 19th, 2011


Summary August 19th, 2011

The limiting factor in the use of the adult Drosophila eye to study neurodegeneration and cell biology is the difficult imaging of intracellular processes. We describe the dissection of single ommatidia to generate a bona-fide primary neuronal cell culture, which can be subject to drug treatment and advanced imaging.

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