Salamanders and flow cytometry

Auger, Julie [BSD] - SRF jauger at
Tue Sep 11 15:04:56 EDT 2007

Hi Julie -
I did some flow cytometry with a researcher who studied salamanders
sometime in the late 80's (wow, that is a long time ago!).  The only way
to differentiate two species was by measuring DNA content.  She
developed a blood collection method that involved making a small
incision between the toes and collecting a few drops into an eppendorf
tube.  She did this in the field and then released the animals after a
short recovery/clotting period.  There was sufficient blood from the
salamanders to perform the assay.  Unfortunately, I do not remember her
name nor where it was published.  If I find the reference I'll pass it
along.	We did not do any studies with this species that involved tissue

All the best,


Julie A. Auger
Director, Office of Shared Research Facilities
Associate Director for Core Facilities, UC Cancer Research Center

University of Chicago, Biological Sciences Division
007 Kovler Lab, 910 E. 58th St					      
Chicago, IL  60637    
e-mail:   jauger at
telephone:  773-702-9261
fax:  773-702-7195

-----Original Message-----
From: Julie Nelson [mailto:jnelson at <mailto:jnelson at> ]
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 10:40 AM
To: cyto-inbox
Subject: Salamanders and flow cytometry

Hello flowers,

Have any of you ever worked with salamanders?  We need advice on how to
dissociate cells from tissue.  We haven't had much luck collecting
blood, but would appreciate any advice on that aspect as well.	And we
will probably need advice on the flow part when we get
there.	Specifically, we will be measuring apoptosis.

(We've done the literature searches and are trying to track down
authors, etc - one, interestingly, was Robert W. Murphy).

Thanks for all you can offer,

Julie Nelson

Laboratory Manager
Flow Cytometry Facility
Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases University of Georgia

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