Microarrays 2012, 1(1), 3-24; doi:10.3390/microarrays1010003
Review

Microbial Diagnostic Microarrays for the Detection and Typing of Food- and Water-Borne (Bacterial) Pathogens

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Received: 17 August 2011; in revised form: 5 October 2011 / Accepted: 7 October 2011 / Published: 14 October 2011
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Abstract: Reliable and sensitive pathogen detection in clinical and environmental (including food and water) samples is of greatest importance for public health. Standard microbiological methods have several limitations and improved alternatives are needed. Most important requirements for reliable analysis include: (i) specificity; (ii) sensitivity; (iii) multiplexing potential; (iv) robustness; (v) speed; (vi) automation potential; and (vii) low cost. Microarray technology can, through its very nature, fulfill many of these requirements directly and the remaining challenges have been tackled. In this review, we attempt to compare performance characteristics of the microbial diagnostic microarrays developed for the detection and typing of food and water pathogens, and discuss limitations, points still to be addressed and issues specific for the analysis of food, water and environmental samples.
Keywords: microbial diagnostic microarray; foodborne pathogens; waterborne pathogens; pathogen detection
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Kostić, T.; Sessitsch, A. Microbial Diagnostic Microarrays for the Detection and Typing of Food- and Water-Borne (Bacterial) Pathogens. Microarrays 2012, 1, 3-24.

AMA Style

Kostić T, Sessitsch A. Microbial Diagnostic Microarrays for the Detection and Typing of Food- and Water-Borne (Bacterial) Pathogens. Microarrays. 2012; 1(1):3-24.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Kostić, Tanja; Sessitsch, Angela. 2012. "Microbial Diagnostic Microarrays for the Detection and Typing of Food- and Water-Borne (Bacterial) Pathogens." Microarrays 1, no. 1: 3-24.

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