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Bacterial whole-cell biosensors for the detection of contaminants in water and soils

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Publication date2014
Host publicationEnvironmental microbiology
EditorsIan T. Paulsen, Andrew J. Holmes
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781627037129
ISBN (Print)9781627037112
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


Bacterial whole-cell biosensors (BWBs) have unique advantages over conventional environmental monitoring techniques on the detection of toxicity and bioavailability of contaminants in water and soils. BWBs can also be rapid, sensitive, semiquantitative, cost-effective, and easy to use. In this study, a standard method is described for the detection of contaminants and toxicity in real water and soil samples using Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1-based biosensors.