McClean: NIS Elements Repair

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Overview

On occasion "funny" things happen with the NIS Elements software/drivers. For example, every time you mark a stage position the stage goes all the way to the left hand bottom corner regardless of what position you marked. When this happens it is time to run the repair utility.

Protocol

  • Open the Windows Start menu
  • Choose All Programs
  • Choose NIS-Elements 3.2 64-bit
  • Choose Modify Installation

Click Repair, Next

If prompted to restart, restart the computer

Notes

Please feel free to post comments, questions, or improvements to this protocol. Happy to have your input! Please sign your name to your note by adding '''*~~~~''': to the beginning of your tip.

  1. *Megan N McClean When I can't age my dissection plates on my bench for a few days, I will stick them in the 30°C or 37°C warm room the morning of the day I dissect to dry them out a little bit. It is absolutely infuriating, if not impossible, to try dissection on plates that are wet.
  2. *Megan N McClean Different tetrad dissection protocols call for using different enzymes to digest the ascus wall. Our protocol uses a β-glucuronidase from Sigma (G7770) which is a mixture of enzymes derived from Helix pomatia (the Roman snail). Zymolyase, another commonly used enzyme, consists mostly of β-1,3-glucan laminaripentaohydrolase. It hydrolyzes glucose polymers at the β-1,3-glucan linkages releasing laminaripentaose as the principal product. β-glucuronidase catalyzes hydrolysis of β-D-glucuronic acid residues from the non-reducing end of mucopolysaccharides (also referred to as glycosaminoglycans).

References

Adapted from Maitreya Dunham's protocol (http://dunham.gs.washington.edu/sporulationdissection.htm) and the Botstein lab protocol (http://www.princeton.edu/genomics/botstein/protocols/Sporulation_and_Tetrad_Dissection.pdf)

Contact

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