Stocks for Teaching Early Development

1. Fly segmentation lab

This lab, developed by Y. Hiromi, teaches early development by examining the expression of ftz (a segmentation gene) in the presence of various mutations that affect early development.

Fly segmentation lab protocol

Additional Notes

Protocol for X-Gal staining of embryos

2. Alleles of shibire and wingless for teaching

These lines can be used to teach concepts surrounding mutations, temperature-sensitive alleles and body patterning (shi can also be used to learn about neuronal synapses and endocytosis)

Please see Amy Bejsovec's notes for using shi[ts] (shi[1]) and wg[1].