Thawing, Culturing, and Cryopreserving Drosophila Cell Lines

About the DGRC

The Drosophila Genomics Resource Center (DGRC) serves the Drosophila research community by: (a) collecting and distributing DNA clones and vectors; (b) collecting and distributing Drosophila cell lines; (c) developing and testing genomics technologies for use in Drosophila and assisting members of the research community in their use.

All orders must be initiated through this website.

cDNAs and Vectors

The DGRC has assembled a large (over 1,000,000 and expanding) inventory of DNA clones through the generosity of individual community members, the BDGP, and the CuraGen Corporation. The collection includes transformation vectors, cDNA clones, and the CuraGen yeast two-hybrid collection. Clone collections and common vectors are listed in the catalog.

All orders must be initiated through this website.

Cell Lines

The DGRC has sought to collect as many cell lines as possible representing D. melanogaster and closely related species. The collection currently includes 193 lines and will continue to grow.

Cell lines, with brief descriptions, are listed in the catalog.

All orders must be initiated through this website.

Video: Handling Cell Lines

The DGRC has created an instructional video for thawing, culturing and cryopreserving Drosophila cell lines.


The DGRC is located within the Biology Department of Indiana University, and is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (ORIP and NIGMS). The DGRC was created under the guidance of Dr Peter Cherbas and its work is directed by Dr Andrew Zelhof and an advisory board representing the Drosophila research community.

2019/11/04

Holiday Shipping Schedule

The DGRC will stop shipments of all products according to the following schedule:

On Monday, November 25 we will ship only to laboratories outside the United States, and there will be no shipments for the rest of that week. Normal shipping will resume December 2, and continue for two weeks. The last day for shipments by US post will be Friday, December 13 and the last shipping day for Fed Ex (domestic and international) is Monday, December 16. Normal shipping will resume January 2, 2020.

The ability to place orders online will still be available throughout the holidays.


Citing the DGRC

When publishing experiments using materials obtained from the DGRC please cite the Drosophila Genomics Resource Center, supported by NIH grant 2P40OD010949, in the acknowledgments. Some products have additional citations listed on the product page. Your cooperation helps us when we need to renew our grant.