Monday, June 1, 2009

Cell Cyle & Fly RNAi: Methods

Two new methods papers relevant to fly RNAi are out in volume 545 of the Methods in Molecular Biology series from Humana Press (2009). Bettencourt-Dias & Goshima, RNAi in Drosophila S2 cells as a tool for studying cell cycle progression. And Pereira et al. Dissecting mitosis with laser microsurgery and RNAi in Drosophila cells.

Alas, my computer connection conspires to prevent me from taking a look at these this morning. But based on the titles alone, look like they could be of interest to those of you planning Drosophila (or other) RNAi screens that will use a plate-reader, FACS or imaging to address a cell cycle-related question.

Related Links: A few of the sub-categories we list on the DRSC's Completed Screens, By Topic publications list report the results of RNAi screens aimed at learning about cell death, division and related topics.

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