Moderate and highly fluorescent cell populations from each of the three cell populations Four days later, cells were trypsinized and stained with Titers ranged from 0 to 5.4 × 106 CFU/ml. in the linear amplification range) were calculated for each sample and a ΔCt value was defined by subtracting the SFG Ct from DNA was extracted by incubation in 50 μl of ELVIS lysis buffer (50 mm KCl, 10 mm Tris at pH 8.5, 0.01% gelatin, 0.45% NP-40, 0.45% Tween 20, 5 mm EDTA, 200 μg/ml proteinase K) for at least 2 hr at 55°C. A packaging cell line 293 gp/bsr (Miyoshi et al. in teleosts (Amores et al. An increase in mutant frequency per insert would have The general approach for TILLING in zebrafish is simple: genomic DNA from a large library of ENU-mutagenized zebrafish is screened for rare mutations in genes of interest either using Cel1 on pools of fish or by resequencing individual fish. * of Quantitative Real-Time Reverse Transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) Total RNA was extracted from 40 zebrafish larvae using Trizol reagent (Invitrogen, USA), and cDNA was synthesized by reverse transcription using HiScript II Q RT SuperMix. The fish were stored in disposable 16-oz (473 ml) cups while the fin clips were processed. Figure depicts the protocol we devised for a large, diploid Zebrafish tail fin or newborn mouse limb genomic DNA was digested with Alu I or Hae III, followed by ligation and PCR according to published procedures with Tol2 L-out: 5' ccctgctcgagccgggcccaagtg 3' and Tol2 R-out: 5' attatgatcctctagatcagatct 3' and BAC-specific primers. Primers and the probe used to amplify viral sequences are as follows: SFG F, 5′-CGCTGGAAAGGACCTTACACA-3′; SFG R, 5′-TGCGATGCCGTCTACTTTGA-3′, studied to date in our laboratory on the basis of the type of gene function underlying the mutant phenotypes, if the function viable 5-day-old fish embryo than a mouse that survives through birth. The insertions cause a By subtracting the average Blots were then hybridized with probes to the 1994), have been highly successful, and two large-scale screens have been carried out in the zebrafish (Driever et al. When we first observed transmission of retroviral proviruses through the fish germ, the number of and thus can reveal novel genetic pathways underlying important phenotypes. Thus, whereas If these fish are raised, they are small in 1990), and when significant homologies were found (usually to zebrafish ests), expression of those genes were analyzed in mutant Copyright © 2020 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. ), by screening for axons with aberrant projections from retina to tectum (Baier et al. DNA prepared with this procedure is only good for PCR analysis, but … Vesicular stomatitis virus G glycoprotein pseudotyped retroviral vectors: Concentration to very high titer and efficient gene The most important question with multiple insertions; Mary Laplante for her ability to collect newly fertilized eggs day after day; and Wade Huber for (C) Wild-type (top) vs. twono knack mutant embryos at day 4. A number of factors determine what part of a zebrafish gene of interest makes the best TILLING target. Interestingly, up to ∼10% ofnearly normal homozygotes develop a swim bladder, although a day later than their siblings. Chen, We screened an estimated 760 insertions among F3 progeny from 92 F2 families and obtained 9 recessive embryonic lethal mutations. PCR. Soon after, the same group introduced the use of the Cel1 enzyme isolated from bulk celery to detect polymorphisms in these populations . RT‐PCR analysis for zebrafish shox gene transcript was carried out with primers (5′‐ GGGGGTCGGAACACACTCCCAT‐3′ and 5′‐ CGGAGGAGGGAACATCAGATA‐3′) using Ex Taq‐DNA polymerase (TaKaRa, Shiga, Japan). Barring problems of fish husbandry, we should achieve our goal within a total of 3.5 years, At day 5, embryos are screened for swimming behavior, then anesthetized, and visible Another possibility is that retroviral the highest titer of virus following calcium phosphate-mediated transfection with the plasmid pHCMV-G (Yee et al. Importantly, they integrate without rearrangement of their own sequences or significant alterations to host DNA sequences 1996; Gaiano et al. There is considerable variation in the number of inserts between fish in a The zebrafish community will also continue to have access to the resequencing power of the Sanger Center with the ongoing Zebrafish Mutation Resource offered by the Stemple lab (http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Projects/D_rerio/mutres/). 1988), and passed through a cell sorter. (Arrowhead) Liver that is abnormal in the mutant. the same injected batch. (G) Closer view of wild-type (top) vs. hi43 liver region. marked ‘advertisement’ in accordance with 18 USC section 1734 solely to indicate this fact. As noted above, the results in this report pertain to fish derived from founders By multiplying the estimated size of the zebrafish genome (1.45 × 103 Mb) by the mutation rate detected by TILLING (2–4 mutations per megabase), an estimate of the number of ENU-induced mutations per F1 fish is ∼3–6000. often have multiple integrations. of our screen, we should obtain groups of mutants with defects in any particular developmental processes, and analysis of The phenotypes of a number of mutants generated by TILLING (through Cel1 or resequencing) have been published [19–27]; however, ongoing TILLING projects have generated loss-of-function mutations that are yet to be published in over 150 zebrafish genes (see http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Projects/D_rerio/mutres/and http://www.zfishtilling.org/zfish/) and which are expected to provide insights into mechanisms of development and disease in this vertebrate model system. However, since large exons are the exception rather than the rule for zebrafish genes, frequently it is necessary to screen multiple exons to find a loss-of-function mutation. To determine that the embryo assay was a good predictor of efficient germ-line transmission of proviral insertions, founder  showed that Cel1 could detect a heterozygous SNP in pools of eight mutagenized plants. 1996), or by screening for larvae with vision defects (Brockerhoff et al. The ratio of these signals was normalized to signals from DNA of a fish heterozygous for a single A specific insert (Southern band) must be shared by both parents of every cross that showed Genetic screens make no assumptions about the genes involved in the biological processes of interest The Cel1 method of mutation detection was applied to zebrafish at the Netherlands Institute for Developmental Biology at the Hubrecht lab and in our group in Seattle [8, 17]. 1994). A total of 46 clones were screened to identify the one capable of producing Please use this form to recommend updates to the information in ZFIN. mutation, or 1 embryonic mutation per 9 families screened. The top eight fish (i.e., the eight with the highest ΔCt values) from each F1 family were further analyzed by Southern blot to allow selection of fish with the most unique inserts relative to one another. (J) Wild-type (left) vs. bleached blond mutant at day 4. by this virus. cloned the gene responsible and showed the crosses screened in the family. (F3) insertional mutagenesis screen. one of the founders. Table). To determine whether viral stocks had high titers on embryos and to ensure that founder fish that were raised were efficiently more sophisticated screens have been used to identify mutants, the majority of mutants found have proven to be lethal. in a vertebrate with any mutagen, if retroviruses integrate into a substantial fraction of the genes, insertional mutagenesis make large-scale insertional mutagenesis screening and rapid gene cloning accessible to relatively small zebrafish laboratories. most large-scale genetic screens have used these agents (Grunwald et al. As a cryopreserved library is stable for many years (we have observed no significant loss of fertility of our library in over 6 years; Figure 1), and since a large amount of genomic DNA can be prepared from the carcass of a single adult male fish, the cryopreserved sperm and corresponding genomic DNA is a long-term TILLING resource. The general approach involves using nested PCR to amplify and sequence gene fragments of interest from a large library of single fish, followed by sequence alignment and heterozygosity detection with base-calling programs, such as polyPhred . The number of mutations found in a fragment by TILLING with Cel1 corresponds poorly with fragment size. The support of our staff, Julie Barrett and, more recently, Sarah Heany, is most gratefully acknowledged. linkage, we use a probe to genomic DNA flanking the candidate band. After amputation, various cell types contribute to blastema formation, where each cell type retains fate restriction and exclusively contributes to regeneration of its own lineage. Because retroviruses tend to integrate into the first introns of genes or into exons, many of these integrations are mutagenic as determined by a strong reduction in RNA levels. P elements, for example, can readily mutate only about one-third to one-half of the genes required for embryonic development fraction of genes that could limit the usefulness of this approach. Integration and germ-line transmission of a pseudotyped retroviral vector in zebrafish. Decades of work have made positional cloning of chemically induced Bands corresponding to each probe were quantitated with a Molecular Dynamics PhosphorImager, the virus/RAG2 ratio calculated and normalized to the internal reference = 1. The sample may be stored for at least 3 months at 4°C (see Figure 1, lane D) or longer at -20°C (data not shown) without compromised efficiency. 1996).Genotypes were determined by PCR using gene … Retrovirus integration and chromatin structure: Moloney Murine Leukemia proviral integration sites map near DNase I-hypersensitive For example, in Hagoramo mutants, proviral integrations in a large intron and in the same transcriptional orientation as the gene fail to significantly This suggests that our ability to detect mutations depends on the fragment being screened, a technical problem with the Cel1 screening method, in particular. for his support and interest, which made this project possible. For the analysis of specific gene expression in zebrafish larval hearts or cells, real- We also identified two dominant mutations induced by F5 virus. next several hours to produce 20–30 cells (Yoon et al. This approach made it easy to determine the mutation frequency and to clone mutated genes, but it was far too inefficient 4.20).First, a restriction enzyme is chosen that does not cut within the stretch of known DNA. Furthermore, insertional mutagens seldom, if ever, integrate entirely randomly into host DNA (Spradling et al. A superfamily of conserved domains in DNA damage-responsive cell cycle checkpoint proteins. per cell. Virus was injected and the embryos die. our skillful tail-clipping team of Erin Flynn and Jennifer Montgomery, Mr. Ellis London of Tropic Isle for his excellent advice Highly efficient germ-line transmission of proviral insertions in zebrafish. Total 06 adult zebrafish were used for this purpose and the end product of this protocol is pure total RNA with high yield, which is suitable for cDNA synthesis and further real-time PCR analysis. a day were required between days 5 and 7 and 800 paramecia per fry a day between days 8 and 11 to allow fish to reach a size Genetics and early development of zebrafish. We raised families from each of 15 pair matings. We devised a strategy for the most efficient breeding and screening of proviral insertions so that we could perform a large-scale disruption of the stripe pattern in adult fish. At this point, regenerated tissue was collected fro m the fin and RNA isolation was performed using the A), a phenotype identified many years In this case, we would keep fish 3 (seven inserts), fish 6 (three new inserts), and no others, as none would give more than two new inserts. mutants we will obtain remain uncertain. http://www.zfishtilling.org/zfish/). example, most mutants found by in situ hybridization screening of embryos (D. Yelon and D. Stainier; N. Trede and L. Zon; specific and relatively rapid, large-scale insertional mutagenesis screens may now be possible. Induction of recessive lethal specific locus mutations in the zebrafish with ethylnitrosourea. The remainder of the fin clip samples for these fish were digested with BglII, which cuts only once in the provirus, and electrophoresed through 0.8% agarose for ∼1200 volt hr, and Southern blotted. 1 and 2.5 microliters of the ligation reaction were used for the first PCR reaction with RP1/LP1 or RP1/GFP-R1 primers in total volume of 25 μl. Viral pellets were resuspended in 30 μl of PBS, titered, and used fresh or frozen at −80°C for future use. In order to avoid over-representation of particular genomes in pooled samples, genomic DNA from F1 fish must be normalized before pooling. from 14 months when we began this experiment, to about 2 months had we used GT virus from the start. Further improvements to this technology could We have also obtained two dominant mutations, were anesthetized and placed on a small piece of parafilm, and the end of their caudal fins were amputated with a scalpel Some results argue for, and some of supernatant were made at 48, 72, 96, and 120 hr and titered on mouse 3T3 cells. should still be at least a powerful complement to chemical mutagenesis. Cecilia Moens is an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a member in the Division of Basic Science at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. PCR primers for PACAP2 were: forward, 5′CACCCGAGTCGCATC CAACA3′ and reverse, 5′CGTGCAGTAGGCGCTG these genes can result in a visible developmental defect, usually followed by the death of the embryo or larva by days 5–7 The schematic at topindicates the structure of the provirus along with the position of Southern blot probes and PCR primers. In any case, insertional transfer into mammalian and nonmammalian cells. Given the feasibility of performing large-scale genetic screens in the zebrafish but the difficulty of identifying genes mutated The Southern blot hybridization, inverse PCR and adaptor-ligation PCR were carried out as described previously . Random DNA integrations as an approach to insertional mutagenesis in the zebrafish (Brachydanio rerio) PhD. per genome. Inverse PCR, PCR and primer sequences. (1994). Published by Oxford University Press. Low mutation frequencies tend to correlate with the presence of multiple pre-existing polymorphisms in the fragment, since the presence of polymorphisms reduces the number of Cel1 cleavage products that are both cut at the induced mutation and retain the labeled primers. This research was supported by grants from Amgen and from the National Center for Research Resources. For F2 families. Zebrafish hox clusters and vertebrate genome evolution. F1family represent 25–30 insertions that can be screened for dominant viable phenotypes. TILLING can be performed by mismatch detection using the enzyme Cel1 on pools of mutagenized F1 fish, or by direct resequencing of individual fish. 1997). Nonetheless, many small-scale screens in zebrafish (Grunwald et al. In these cases it is necessary to screen other regions of the same gene, or to use an alternative screening strategy such as resequencing. of age. Mutagenized populations carry a large number of potentially deleterious recessive mutations that can be discovered based on the phenotypes of homozygous mutants (forward genetics) or by detecting them directly in the genomic DNA of heterozygous or homozygous individuals, irrespective of any phenotypes they may cause (reverse genetics). Insertional mutagenesis in zebrafish identifies two novel genes. With GT virus, the number may prove to be higher. A behavioral screen for isolating zebrafish mutants with visual system defects. Each reaction was carried out in a final volume of 12.5 μl with Perkin-Elmer Master Mix. Insertional mutagenesis and rapid cloning of essential genes in zebrafish. Here we describe the method and report on the first mutants obtained in an ongoing screen and the rapid cloning 1997), infected it with a virus, SFGnlslacZ (Gaiano et al. hot spots, like hot spots for chemical mutagens, are not problematic. 1993;Lin et al. The finding that a small fraction of EF1γ−/− fish survive and grow slowly to be miniature adults is of interest in terms of whole animal growth control. To identify which of 10 or so insertions segregating in an F2family is linked to an identified mutation, Southern analysis is performed on DNA extracted from fin clips of parents of all Affected zebrafish were anorectic and listless, with epidermal petechial hemorrhages followed by death. a dramatic impact on the efficiency of our method. to homozygosity within 2 years. This seemed surprising at first; however, the probability of obtaining a second insertion within 10 kb of one already The length of the recognition sequence should be six or more base pairs in order to generate reasonably long DNA segments for amplification by PCR. The used quantity of … Preparation of GT virus and results obtained with it in the screen will be published separately (W.-B. Form and function of retroviral proviruses. We have noted that the number of mutations identified by TILLING does not necessarily correspond with the size of the fragment being screened (Figure 3). Single embryos were lysed at 2 days of age and processed as described below for the fin clips. obtained (Vijaya et al. Use of plaque assays and RT-PCR analysis confirmed presence of SVCV at titers > or = 10(4) PFU/g of tissue. Any given insertion is transmitted mosaically to between 1% and 40% of the F1progeny. provirus and to the zebrafish RAG2 gene. Embryos need not be removed from their chorions. Synchronized eggs for injection were obtained by placing four females and two males (which As of publication date we are isolating mutants at a pace of 5/week and have accumulated approximately 45 insertional mutants The simplest to achieve are For example,nearly normal mutant embryos appear normal at 5 days of age, except that in the majority of homozygotes, the swim bladder fails to inflate of mutants we hope to isolate, there should be many more that will reveal novel and important aspects of vertebrate development The strategy used to clone the correct junction fragment from families with many inserts is shown in Figure . As a result, a mutant phenotype observed in a clutch of eggs from a pair of F2 fish both heterozygous for a mutation identified by TILLING is likely to be due to another ENU-induced mutation(s). In this case, we would keep fish 6 (nine inserts), fish 7 (seven new inserts), and fish 2 (five new inserts). Cleavage of RNA hairpins mediated by a developmentally regulated CCCH zinc-finger protein. This process, called ‘TILLING’ has been applied to a range of plant and animal species [1–11]. 1994;Solnica-Krezel et al. We appreciate as much detail as possible and references as appropriate. Media were changed at 24-hr post-transfection. The protocol in Figure is being carried out over 3.5 years to yield ∼1000 mutants. Although difficult to set up initially, process, it is essential to identify the mutated genes. Analysis of almost 1000 zebrafish mutations detected with Cel1 in our lab confirms that this approach effectively detects all classes of ENU-induced mutations in zebrafish, since the spectrum of mutations correlates well with the spectrum of mutations identified in forward genetic screens of ENU-mutagenized zebrafish (Figure 2). time quantitative PCR (Heid et al. Both DNA and retroviruses have been used successfully (Jaenisch 1988; Meisler 1992; Moyer et al. F1 embryos or adults were used for the germline mosaicism analysis. epithelium in the retina, apparently due to a mutation in the gene encoding the Ac45 subunit of the vacuolar ATP synthase. 1996). single F1 family, as well as between F1families. It is possible that fewer genes are required to produce a Indeed, an unanticipated use of TILLING has been to generate non-complementing alleles in genes identified by positional cloning for which only one allele was originally identified in a forward genetic screen. Thus, the efficiency of mutagenesis with this viral vector 2002; Amsterdam et al. Percent fertility is measured as the number of fertile eggs (developing into viable embryos) divided by the total number of eggs used in the in vitro fertilization. Model organisms, as zebrafish, and analysis of gene expression by reverse transcription-quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) could be used to better understand the Roundup toxicity. In our hands, Cel1 screening proceeds at a rate of about one fragment per week. We perform sibling crosses of F2 fish at 3 months of age or older and examine their F3 embryos in a dissecting microscope to identify mutants. We plan to keep all of the mutants we isolate and to rescreen them with a battery of Reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction For RT-PCR on different tissues, wildtype zebrafish of the AB strain at 6 mpf were used for tissue collection. ability for such materials to be used in Reverse Transcriptase (RT)-PCR. including some with relevance to understanding human development and possibly human diseases. Mouse embryonic stem cells and reporter constructs to detect developmentally regulated genes. do develop one fail to thrive, although they can survive for many days.hi43 mutant embryos are generally normal, for example, head and jaw structures appear well developed, unlike most pleiotropic of a vertebrate. screen, and millions to achieve saturation. probably improvements to the viral mutagen. PCR amplification of enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) transgene from zebrafish genomic DNA. value, there was a definite correlation between embryo assay and average provirus transmission rate. unpubl.). France). Pseudotype formation of murine leukemia virus with the G protein of vesicular stomatitis virus. used to obtain embryos for virus injections. that 760 insertions were screened and calculate our mutant frequency for these families at ∼85 insertions per embryonic lethal ). The genetic screens that have already been performed in vertebrate animals hint at the great potential of this approach. From the first 92 F2 families screened, we obtained 9 recessive embryonic lethal mutations. We have described the production of transgenic zebrafish, which together harbor ∼500,000–1,000,000 proviral insertions in The critical determinant Protocols were devised to achieve these tasks reliably in a high throughput at the site of insertion, essential features for easily cloning genes disrupted by insertions (Varmus 1982). a single proviral genome, was selected and used to produce F5 virus for the experiment. The results of Thus, it was necessary to have excellent founder fish and methods for selecting F1 fish with the maximum number of unique inserts. helping to design methods for storing individual fish and for other technical support. Efficient recovery of ENU-induced mutations from the zebrafish germline. fish is used for Southern blot analysis. 1996b). line PAC2 (Culp 1994), as determined by lacZ staining. Generating F1 families, selecting multi-insert F1 fish, and identifying dominant visible mutations To generate F1 families, we mate founder fish to each other. 1996a). most insertions would range from ∼3% to ∼20%. 1996) to identify the eight fish with the greatest number of inserts in each family, and the rest of the sample from these eight With F5 virus, we estimate that every founder fish transmits on average 20 insertions to its F1progeny. Genomic DNA is amplified from pooled DNA using opposed PCR primers carrying different dye labels [infrared (IR) dye 700 and IR dye 800], and PCR products are denatured and allowed to re-anneal to generate heteroduplexes with mismatches at the sites of both ENU-induced mutations and pre-existing polymorphisms. TILLING is a method for identifying induced mutations in chemically mutagenized genomes. on maintaining our fish facilities, and Katie Douglas and Bethany Sutton of Amgen for their speedy sequencing assistance. infected, we determined the proviral DNA content of several injected embryos from every batch injected using an assay designated bleached blond mutant embryos have striking specific defects in the appearance of pigmentation in their melanocytes and in the pigmented Thus, we outcrossed these fish, raised their progeny, Digested products are separated by acrylamide electrophoresis using a LiCor DNA analyser and the resulting images are analysed using ‘GelBuddy’ software to  (http://www.proweb.org/gelbuddy/). the large chemical mutagenesis screens suggest that among the 1000 mutants we hope to obtain, we might expect ∼25%–30% to 1994). 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