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:

 
           
         
  Endodermal epithelial cells

Endo-lines

       
           
           
         
  Ectodermal epithelial cells

Ecto-lines

       
           
           
         
           
  Interstitial stem cells

Icy-lines

     
         
       
         
           
Getting Started:

The investigator will need to contact the scientific supervisor of the Facility. This consultation will enable us to determine the specific needs of the investigator, and discuss conditions for using this service. Once this has been settled, the Facility will ship animals to the investigator.

Please contact Jörg Wittlieb (jwittlieb@zoologie.uni-kiel.de).