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Recent Progress in the Detection of Bacteria Using Bacteriophages: A Review

Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kasprzaka 44/52, 01-224 Warsaw, Poland
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Viruses 2020, 12(8), 845; https://doi.org/10.3390/v12080845
Received: 1 June 2020 / Revised: 9 July 2020 / Accepted: 31 July 2020 / Published: 3 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Phage-Based Pathogen Detection)
Bacteria will likely become our most significant enemies of the 21st century, as we are approaching a post-antibiotic era. Bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria, allow us to fight infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria and create specific, cheap, and stable sensors for bacteria detection. Here, we summarize the recent developments in the field of phage-based methods for bacteria detection. We focus on works published after mid-2017. We underline the need for further advancements, especially related to lowering the detection (below 1 CFU/mL; CFU stands for colony forming units) and shortening the time of analysis (below one hour). From the application point of view, portable, cheap, and fast devices are needed, even at the expense of sensitivity. View Full-Text
Keywords: bacteria detection; bacteriophages; phage-based sensors bacteria detection; bacteriophages; phage-based sensors
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Paczesny, J.; Richter, Ł.; Hołyst, R. Recent Progress in the Detection of Bacteria Using Bacteriophages: A Review. Viruses 2020, 12, 845. https://doi.org/10.3390/v12080845

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Paczesny J, Richter Ł, Hołyst R. Recent Progress in the Detection of Bacteria Using Bacteriophages: A Review. Viruses. 2020; 12(8):845. https://doi.org/10.3390/v12080845

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Paczesny, Jan, Łukasz Richter, and Robert Hołyst. 2020. "Recent Progress in the Detection of Bacteria Using Bacteriophages: A Review" Viruses 12, no. 8: 845. https://doi.org/10.3390/v12080845

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