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Optical Cross-Sectional Muscle Area Determination of Drosophila Melanogaster Adult Indirect Flight Muscles

DOI :

10.3791/56179-v

March 31st, 2018

March 31st, 2018

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1Department of Genetics and Interdisciplinary Research Structure for Biotechnology and Biomedicine (BIOTECMED), University of Valencia, 2Incliva Health Research Institute, 3Joint unit CIPF-Incliva

We report a method to quantify muscle area, which is an indirect method to determine muscle mass in Drosophila adults. We demonstrate the application of our methodology by analyzing the indirect flight muscles in a Drosophila model of Myotonic Dystrophy disease.

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Keywords Drosophila Melanogaster

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