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Methods to Examine the Lymph Gland and Hemocytes in Drosophila Larvae
 

Methods to Examine the Lymph Gland and Hemocytes in Drosophila Larvae

Article DOI: 10.3791/54544
November 28th, 2016

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Summary November 28th, 2016

Drosophila and mammalian hematopoietic systems share many common features, making Drosophila an attractive genetic model to study hematopoiesis. Here we demonstrate dissection and mounting of the major larval hematopoietic organ for immunohistochemistry. We also describe methods to assay various larval hematopoietic compartments including circulating hemocytes and sessile crystal cells.

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