Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1328:151-62. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2851-4_11.

Ultrastructural Analysis of Drosophila Ovaries by Electron Microscopy.

Author information

1
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 10016, USA.

Abstract

The Drosophila melanogaster ovary is a powerful, genetically tractable system through which one can elucidate the principles underlying cellular function and organogenesis in vivo. In order to understand the intricate process of oogenesis at the subcellular level, microscopic analysis with the highest possible resolution is required. In this chapter, we describe the preparation of ovaries for ultrastructural analysis using transmission electron microscopy and focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy. We discuss and provide protocols for chemical fixation of Drosophila ovaries that facilitate optimal imaging with particular attention paid to preserving and resolving mitochondrial membrane morphology and structure.

PMID:
26324436
PMCID:
PMC4727969
DOI:
10.1007/978-1-4939-2851-4_11
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Springer Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center