Bacterial biosensors for monitoring toxic metals

Sridhar Ramanathan, Mark Ensor, Sylvia Daunert

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Biosensors utilize biological components to provide selectivity for monitoring compounds of environmental, clinical and industrial importance. A number of biosensors based on bacteria have recently been developed for monitoring toxic metals in the environment. The advantages and disadvantages of these types of biosensors are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)500-506
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering


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