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Aptameric Sensing in Food Safety

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dc.contributor.author Acquah, C.
dc.contributor.author Agyei, D.
dc.contributor.author Monney, I.
dc.contributor.author Pan, S.
dc.contributor.author Danquah, M.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-28T09:18:24Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-28T09:18:24Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/B978-0-12-811445-2.00007-6
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.uew.edu.gh/xmlui/handle/123456789/342
dc.description Published in Food Control and Biosecurity en_US
dc.description.abstract Foodborne illnesses are a global menace on public health. However, because they are expensive, time-consuming, and nonspecific, standard methods used before now for detecting foodborne pathogens and biotoxins are often unsuitable for real-time detection and surveillance, particularly in low-resource communities that may serve as the source of the food basket in a geographical location. Improvements in systems for the robust detection and screening of foodborne pathogens are therefore needed to effectively regulate the transmission of foodborne pathogens by promoting early treatment and/or isolation of infected products.Interestingly, research work in bioaffinity interactions have led to advances in SELEX (systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment) technology for the generation of short, single-stranded DNA/RNA molecular probes (known as aptamers) that bind selectively to specific pathogenic targets and membrane receptors. Immobilized aptamers also yields aptasensors that are effective for detection in real time. This chapter focuses on the merits and applicability of various established apta-assays over conventional techniques for the detection and screening of foodborne pathogens and biotoxins. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Inc. en_US
dc.subject Apta-assays en_US
dc.subject Aptamers en_US
dc.subject Biotoxins en_US
dc.subject Food safety en_US
dc.subject Foodborne en_US
dc.title Aptameric Sensing in Food Safety en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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