RRC ID 70708
Author Asaoka M, Sakamaki Y, Fukumoto T, Nishimura K, Tomaru M, Takano-Shimizu T, Tanaka D, Kobayashi S.
Title Offspring production from cryopreserved primordial germ cells in Drosophila.
Journal Commun Biol
Abstract There is an urgent need to cryopreserve Drosophila stocks that have been maintained as living cultures for a long time. Long-term culture increases the risk of accidental loss and of unwanted genetic alteration. Here, we report that cryopreserved primordial germ cells (PGCs) can produce F1 progeny when transplanted into hosts. The cryopreserved donor PGCs could form germline stem cells in host gonads and contributed to continuous offspring production. Furthermore, the ability to produce offspring did not appear to vary with either differences between donor strains or cryopreservation duration. Therefore, we propose that our cryopreservation method is feasible for long-term storage of various Drosophila strains. These results underscore the potential usefulness of our cryopreservation method for backing up living stocks to avoid either accidental loss or genetic alteration.
Volume 4(1)
Pages 1159
Published 2021-10-7
DOI 10.1038/s42003-021-02692-z
PII 10.1038/s42003-021-02692-z
PMID 34621004
PMC PMC8497528
MeSH Animals Cell Survival Cells, Cultured Cryopreservation / methods* Drosophila / physiology* Germ Cells / physiology* Reproduction
IF 4.165
Drosophila DGRC#109171 DGRC#130448 DGRC#130449