[Histonet] Cryosectioning Whole Fish

Alan Bright abright <@t> brightinstruments.com
Wed Apr 6 10:21:12 CDT 2005

Dear Amber,

What is the temperature of the specimen and the cryochamber?

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Alan Bright

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-----Original Message-----
From: Amber R Tompsett [mailto:tompset2 <@t> msu.edu] 
Sent: 06 April 2005 16:08
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Cryosectioning Whole Fish

Hello Histonetters, 

I am currently trying to develop a method to cryosection whole Japanese 
medaka (a guppie-sized fish). We would eventually like to use labeled
to do in-situ hybridization on the sections. We have tried sectioning
with a 
disposable steel blade at multiple temperatures and section thicknesses.
muscle seems to section fine, but the organs in the body cavity and the 
brain (which are the parts of the fish we are interested in) shred or
completely disappear. 

Any ideas about what is happening or suggestions on how to get better 

Amber Tompsett
Graduate Assistant
Department of Zoology
Michigan State University

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