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Whole Mount Preparation of the Adult Drosophila Ventral Nerve Cord for Giant Fiber Dye Injection

DOI :

10.3791/3080-v

June 4th, 2011

June 4th, 2011

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1Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University

An in vivo dissection of the adult Drosophila ventral nerve cord (VNC) is demonstrated. This particular dissection method causes little damage to the VNC allowing the subsequent labeling of the giant fiber neurons with fluorescent dye for high resolution imaging.

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Axonal Morphology

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