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Foods 2018, 7(9), 148; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods7090148

Affinity Sensing Strategies for the Detection of Pesticides in Food

Faculty of Biosciences and Technologies for Food, Agriculture and Environment, University of Teramo, via R. Balzarini 1, 64100 Teramo, Italy
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Received: 26 July 2018 / Revised: 28 August 2018 / Accepted: 3 September 2018 / Published: 5 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors Application in Food Analysis and Detection)
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This is a review of recent affinity-based approaches that detect pesticides in food. The importance of the quantification and monitoring of pesticides is firstly discussed, followed by a description of the different approaches reported in the literature. The different sensing approaches are reported according to the different recognition element used: antibodies, aptamers, or molecularly imprinted polymers. Schemes of detection and the main features of the assays are reported and commented upon. The large number of affinity sensors recently developed and tested on real samples demonstrate that this approach is ready to be validated to monitor the amount of pesticides used in food commodities. View Full-Text
Keywords: affinity sensors; pesticides; immunosensors; aptamers; molecularly imprinted polymers; electrochemical detection; optical detection affinity sensors; pesticides; immunosensors; aptamers; molecularly imprinted polymers; electrochemical detection; optical detection
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Capoferri, D.; Della Pelle, F.; Del Carlo, M.; Compagnone, D. Affinity Sensing Strategies for the Detection of Pesticides in Food. Foods 2018, 7, 148.

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