Discrimination between bacterial species by ratiometric analysis of their carbohydrate binding profile†
Antibiotic resistance is a global health concern meaning there is an urgent need for new treatments and diagnostics. Here glycosylated surfaces are used to profile the binding patterns of a range of Gram-negative, Gram-positive and mycobacteria. This enables the creation of ‘barcodes’ to enable identification and discrimination between the strains, which could not be achieved by single-point glycan binding and offers a new concept in bacteria detection.
- This article is part of the themed collection: 2016 Hot Articles in Molecular BioSystems