Transgenic lines

Introduction to existing transgenic Hydra lines:

The tissue of adult Hydra is transparent allowing the visualization of individual cells by means of GFP fluorescence and facilitating in vivo tracking of cells within the intact organism.

We have successfully established a number of transgenic Hydra vulgaris (strain AEP) lines which stably express eGFP in either the endodermal or ectodermal epithelial stem cells or the interstitial cell lineage.

We offer to use published as well as not yet published lines for studying various aspects of development and differentiation.

Available transgenic Hydra lines: