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Electrochemical immuno-and aptamer-based assays for bacteria: Pros and cons over traditional detection schemes

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Microbiological safety of the human environment and health needs advanced monitoring tools both for the specific detection of bacteria in complex biological matrices, often in the presence of excessive amounts of other bacterial species, and for bacteria quantification at a single cell level. Here, we discuss the existing electrochemical approaches for bacterial analysis that are based on the biospecific recognition of whole bacterial cells. Perspectives of such assays applications as emergency-use biosensors for quick analysis of trace levels of bacteria by minimally trained personnel are argued.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5561
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

    Research areas

  • Bacteria, Electrochemical aptamer-based assays, Electrochemical ELISA, Electrochemical immunoassays, Electrochemistry

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