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The Coming Together of the Sciences: Biosensors for the Detection of Waterborne Pathogens Using Antibodies and Gene-Based Recognition Chemistries

Sen Xu and Raj Mutharasan
from: Environmental Microbiology: Current Technology and Water Applications (Edited by: Keya Sen and Nicholas J. Ashbolt). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2011)

Abstract

The detection of waterborne pathogens and toxins by biosensor-based methods are reviewed in this chapter. Descriptions of optical, electrochemical and electromechanical sensors are included to provide a broad perspective on these emerging devices. Surface chemistries for immobilizing biorecognition molecules on sensor surfaces are summarized. Further, biosensor-based detection methods for microbial contaminants are analyzed and discussed. Finally, representative sensor responses, limit of detections (LOD) and time to results (TTR) are compared and discussed read more ...
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