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New Developments in Detection Technologies for Escherichia coli and Other Pathogenic Organisms

Wen Ren, Renjie Wang, Lei Ouyang and Joseph Irudayaraj
from: Pathogenic Escherichia coli: Evolution, Omics, Detection and Control (Edited by: Pina M. Fratamico, Yanhong Liu and Christopher H. Sommers). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2018) Pages: 85-108.


Escherichia coli O157:H7 and other Shiga-toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), among other pathogens, are a serious threat to public safety and health. A gap between the zero tolerance regulatory requirement for O157:H7 and several other STEC serogroups, the challenges related to diverse sample conditions, and the analytical methods currently being used still exists, requiring additional research efforts. Due to advances in material science, instrumentation, and bioanalytical techniques, significant progress has been made on all aspects of technology development, including sample preparation; however, challenges remain. In this chapter , we review the unique strategies proposed for pathogen detection with a primary focus on technology development, with potential implications for monitoring for STEC read more ...
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