Tuesday, 12th December 2017

Scientific Coordinator:
Mar Ruiz Gómez
Technical staff:
Mar Casado
Eva Caminero


Drosophila Transgenesis Service


Drosophila Transgenesis Service


We provide the following SERVICES:

1. Classic transgenesis by P-element mediated random insertion of DNA.
The relevant DNA fragment should be cloned into a plasmid containing P-element inverted repeats for integration and a mini-white gene to screen for positives.
About 10 micrograms of DNA are needed in a maximum volume of 100 microliters. Please, provide only high quality DNA preps (Qiagen kit or similar) in TE buffer or water. There is no need for you to include the helper DNA.

2. Targeted transgenesis mediated by PhiC31 integrase.
This technique allows the insertion of transgenes into well-defined docking sites available at several chromosomal locations. You can find information about this methodology for example in this paper and also in FlyC31.
Transgenes should be cloned into attB containing plasmids that also carry a mini-white or a vermilion gene for identification of positives. We require high quality DNA preps obtained with the Qiagen kit or similar. Dissolve the DNA in water at 300 nanograms/microliter and a minimum volume of 10 microliters.

We routinely use the following attP docking sites. However, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in case you have other requirements:

w background:
M{3xP3-RFP.attP'}ZH-22A: Insertion at 2L-22A
M{3xP3-RFP.attP}ZH-51D: Insertion at 2R-51D
M{3xP3-RFP.attP'}ZH-68E: Insertion at 3L-68E
M{3xP3-RFP.attP}ZH-86Fb: Insertion at 3R-86F

v background (required to generate stable lines for some CRISPR/Cas9 applications):
P{CaryP}attP40: Insertion at 2L-25C7
P{CaryP}attP2: Insertion at 3L-68A4

3. Injection of nucleic acid cocktails for CRISPR/Cas9 aided genome editing.
We can inject nucleic acid mixtures containing gRNAs, gRNA coding plasmids, targeting vectors and ssDNA templates for CRISPR/Cas9 aided genome editing. The recipient strain we use expresses Cas9 under the nanos promoter (see table below). Unfortunately, we cannot provide support regarding experimental design or the multiple available technical approaches. The user should provide the nucleic acid mixture ready to be injected. The number of injected embryos should also be defined by the user. In our experience, about 500 embryos are needed for a knock-in experiment.

We recommend Qiagen plasmid purification kit or similar for DNA purification. DNA must be quantified by the user before shipment.

For P-element or PhiC31 mediated transgenesis, we inject 150-200 embryos for each construct. Surviving larvae (50-100) are shipped 3-4 days after injection and the user is responsible to screen for positives. In case no transformants are obtained, we will inject the sample a second time with priority and free of charge.

Send your samples to the following address:

Eva Caminero
Centro de Biologia Molecular S.O.
C/Nicolás Cabrera 1
Phone: +34-911964401

Please, also include your instructions using this form. If this is your first time using the facility, you should also fill some legal paperwork.

Each DNA construct injected:

-CBM/UAM users: 40€
-CSIC users: 46€
-Other users: 120€




Total DNA: 10µg





2L y[1] M{vas-int.Dm}ZH-2A w[*]; M{3xP3-RFP.attP'}ZH-22A


2R y[1] M{vas-int.Dm}ZH-2A w[*]; M{3xP3-RFP.attP}ZH-51D


3L y[1] M{vas-int.Dm}ZH-2A w[*]; M{3xP3-RFP.attP'}ZH-68E


3R y[1] M{vas-int.Dm}ZH-2A w[*]; M{3xP3-RFP.attP}ZH-86Fb


25C y[1] v[1] P{y[+t7.7]=nos-phiC31\int.NLS}X;P{y[+t7.7]=CaryP}attP40


68A y[1] sc[1] v[1] P{y[+t7.7]=nos-phiC31\int.NLS}X; P{y[+t7.7]=CaryP}attP2



Noscas9 y[1] M{w[+mC]=nos-Cas9.P}ZH-2A w[*]