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Biosensors 2017, 7(4), 51;

Review on SERS of Bacteria

Global Energy Corporation, 5101B Backlick Rd., Annandale, VA 22003, USA
Received: 13 October 2017 / Revised: 6 November 2017 / Accepted: 9 November 2017 / Published: 13 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue SERS-Based Sensors: Design and Biomedical Applications)
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Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) has been widely used for chemical detection. Moreover, the inherent richness of the spectral data has made SERS attractive for use in detecting biological materials, including bacteria. This review discusses methods that have been used to obtain SERS spectra of bacteria. The kinds of SERS substrates employed to obtain SERS spectra are discussed as well as how bacteria interact with silver and gold nanoparticles. The roll of capping agents on Ag/Au NPs in obtaining SERS spectra is examined as well as the interpretation of the spectral data. View Full-Text
Keywords: surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS); bacteria; nanoparticles; secretions; cell envelope; principal component analysis (PCA) surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS); bacteria; nanoparticles; secretions; cell envelope; principal component analysis (PCA)

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