Non-melanogaster Injections

DrosophilavirilisIn addition to Drosophila melanogaster, Genetic Services, Inc. additionally offers injection services for many other Drosophila species. We have successfully produced transgenics for Drosophila simulans and virilis.

We are additionally open to trying new species. However, it is important to note that the survival for certain species can be significantly lower than that of Drosophila melanogaster. Thus, we highly recommend requesting that additional embryos be injected for your constructs. Please also let us know if there are any special instructions for culturing the strain that you request.

Genetic Services, Inc. offers both larvae shipment and transgenic production services for P-element constructs in which we purify the DNA, inject the embryos, and either ship the larvae or obtain and ship independent transgenic lines.

Injection Only Service
For customers that would like to do their own screening, we offer a Drosophila embryo injection service.

Upon receipt from the customer of 30-50 micrograms of Qiagen-purified DNA for each construct, we will perform the following:

  1. Purify the DNA prior to injections using our in house technique
  2. Provide the helper plasmid for p-element injections
  3. Collect and ship larvae post-injection.

Transgenic Production Service
We also offer Drosophila embryo injections with transgenic production services for P-element constructs.

Upon receipt from customer of 30-50 micrograms of Qiagen-purified DNA for each P-element construct, we will perform the following:

  1. Purify the DNA prior to injection using our in house technique
  2. Provide the helper plasmid for P-element injections
  3. Collect the injected embryos and rear them to adulthood
  4. Cross out the G0 injected adults and then collect transformant flies to generate independent lines.
  5. Maintain copies of the transformant lines until they are growing well in the customer's lab

Terms of Purchase

  1. Payment terms of 30 days net of invoice.
  2. Price excludes Shipping and Handling
  3. Customer should forward the DNA sample to the following:

Genetic Services, Inc.

16 Craig Rd.
Sudbury, MA 01776
Attn: S. Zusman

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