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Chapter 4

Aptamer-based Biosensor for Environmental Monitoring

Since their discovery, aptamers have captivated the attention of researchers. Today aptamers are available for a wide variety of target molecules ranging from metal ions to whole cells. In this chapter the description of aptamer production and of their interesting properties for biosensing are reported. Applications to environmental monitoring, such as detection of pathogens, toxins, drugs, and organic and inorganic pollutants, are also illustrated.

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