Supplemental data to accompany:

Ultra fast tissue staining using chemical tags Kohl et al. PNAS (2014)


Second-Generation Drosophila Chemical Tags: Sensitivity, Versatility, and Speed Sutcliffe et al. Genetics (2017)


Image Analysis


Detailed methods are included in the manuscript methods and SI sections. Further information on these topics is available here

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  • There are some notes on the fly lines and reagents here that we recommend you read before contacting Greg to request any flies.
  • Fly Stocks are freely available from the Bloomington stock centre
    • Jefferis lab members can order these fly stocks (“PT stocks”) from Glynnis Johnson at Genetics (
  • Virus constructs have been deposited with Addgene (#60098 and 60099) and should be available by Dec 2014 at the latest:

public preprint from (includes a complete protocol for fly brain staining)


Promega Halo-tag

Active Motif TMP-tag (we used the covalent version)

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