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Web Date: March 29, 2011

Speedy Microarray For Harmful Bacteria

Food Safety: Analytical approach combines PCR with chemiluminescence to detect waterborne pathogens in hours
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: food safety, pathogen detection, microbiology, diagnostics, microarray, Salmonella enterica, Campylobacter jejun">Campylobacter jejun, Escherichia coli">Escherichia coli

To prevent outbreaks of water- or food-borne illnesses, scientists need rapid, sensitive methods to detect pathogenic bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica, and Campylobacter jejuni. Now researchers report a microarray assay that uses chemiluminescence to spot these three bad bugs (Anal. Chem., DOI: 10.1021/ac2002214).

Currently, scientists look for harmful . . .

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