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Chapter 2

Nucleic Acids as Biorecognition Element in Biosensor Development

Nucleic acids and their role in living organisms is described. A classification of nucleic acids, in terms of their natural or synthetic origin, is presented. The use of nucleic acids, both natural and synthetic, as bioreceptors in biosensor technology is discussed with reference to specific examples.

Print publication date: 28 Apr 2011
Copyright year: 2011
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-131-7
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-269-7