|Focus||Development of a long-term stable preservation technology for Drosophila strains|
|Principal Investigator||Masa-Toshi Yamamoto
Drosophila Genetic Resource Center, Kyoto Institute of Technology
Demand for Drosophila as a model organism for genetic resources in life science research will inevitably grow, hence the number of Drosophila strains maintained for use by the Drosophila community is certain to expand. Because maintenance of Drosophila strains relies on laboratory rearing generation to generation, there is a significant need to develop techniques for low-cost, long-term, stable maintenance techniques to handle future increases in the number of strains. The aim of this project is to develop microscopic insemination techniques (intracytoplasmic sperm injection, ICSI) and adapt them for maintenance of Drosophila genetic resources.Why ICSI?