Thursday 07/25/13


  • break down O/N run of R2bxcD

STORM analysis

  • run all bxc data dot-fitting (que up on Tuck in small batches, Cajal not talking)
  • run all bxc mosaic file conversions (que up on Cajal in linear batches)

Embryo staining

  • incubating 2 coverslips of Cy3B-labeled En embryos in 488-WGA 1:600, 15 min
  • rinse out WGA, 20 min
  • incubate in poly-lysine
  • wick off poly-lysine, quick rinse with PBS
  • add PFA post fix 15 min
  • Rinse in PBS 2x
  • Scan complete coverglass to ID all embryos (4x, 488 channel)
  • Scan all embryos for En-expressing cells. Scans started ~12pm.
  • Scan finished 9pm
  • using spacers from Shu, cut out to fit 22x22mm slides. Hopefully this + the crosslinked poly-lysine help keep the samples on the coverglass!
  • accidently skipped prehybe, incubated in en-directly labeled 2 + unlabeled P1+S1-long+T1.
  • removed coverglass and hybe solution, moved coverglass to prehybe
  • remixed correct mix 40 uL hybe + 8 uL en-unlabeled-primary-r2 + 3 uL en-labeled primary-r2 (I know this works, this is the first batch of unlabeled primary r2 to be tested), + .5 uL of diluted 405 (previously way too concentrated, diluted stock down by half, adding another 200 ul), and 3 uL of secondary 1 with tertiary docking site.
  • Prehybe 30 min.
  • built new chambers. Much easier to use the whole thing than to try to work from a cut edge — gives more space to start peeling off the top as well. scraped away two sides on longside of coverglass, (we just want a spacer, not a seal. Will still use very thin layer of rubber cement to seal. This scraped off edge should allow better access to the tweezers to gently remove the coverglass after incubation.)
  • add probes to slide. Wick off excess prehybe. Carefully invert slide ontop of chamber. Seal with rubber cement.

Chromatin paints library

  • Redoing primer library to get 3′ G or C instead of 2 of last 5 GC.
  • Also insist 3 or fewer of last 5 are GC (reduce mispriming events)
  • BLAST P1 S1 and T1 sequences against primer library.
  • HoxD library assembly
  • distribution of number of probes per kb for all sub-libraries in library:

To do

  • finish design of Lib 2
  • ORDER lib2!
  • Flip Fly stocks
  • AbdA/AbdB/Ubx probe making
  • review
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