Areas Dmitri Novikov is Knowledgeable in:
FISH, Immunostaining, and other cytogenetics protocols.
Dmitri Novikov's Problem Solving Skills:
- Molecular, Cellular Biology, Genetics, Applied Entomology, Drosophila Genetics
Dmitri Novikov's Problem Solving Experience:
- The exceptional cytology provided by polytene chromosomes has made Drosophila melanogaster a premier model for chromosome studies, but full exploitation of polytene cytology is impeded by the difficulty in preparing high-quality chromosome spreads. I developed a method to produce formaldehyde-fixed chromosome spreads, which upon light-microscopy examination reveal structural detail previously observed only in electron microscopy preparations.