About reagents

The reagents listed here were made by miniMos insertions into the genome. Some of these may be useful to others and we have therefore deposited many of the strains with the CGC. Some of the uses could be:

  • Bright miniMos inserts are useful for building double and triple mutants
  • Bright miniMos inserts can be used to outcross identified mutations
  • 256x LacO insertions can be used to track chromosome dynamics

The strains are generally quite bright and easily visible on the dissection microscope in our lab. Only bright insertions were deposited with the CGC. We have made every effort to identify the correct position of all insertions but we have not verified any of the insertions by other means than inverse PCR. So, make sure to verify strains or outcrosses by other means.