A double staining technique using 5-bromo,4-chloro-3-indolyl-beta-D-galactopyranoside (X-gal) and immunoperoxidase in whole Drosophila embryos.

We have developed a double staining method using 5-bromo,4-chloro-3-indolyl-beta-D-galactopyranoside X-gal and immunoperoxidase for whole Drosophila embryos. The dechorionated embryos are fixed in heptane saturated with 4% formaldehyde, then in heptane and 50% methanol. Fixed embryos are devitellinized with a tungsten needle and processed for… (More)