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Assay Development for Detection of Pathogenic E. Coli in Environmental Samples

Shelton, Daniel
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
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The objective of this cooperative research project is to develop an assay for the detection of pathogenic E. coli in water, soil, manure and food matrices using an integrated immuno-PCR biosensor.
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Approach: Pathogenic E. coli will be captured and fluorescently labeled with specific monoclonal antibodies. The E. coli cell-antibody complex will subsequently be detected using an immunoassay biosensor followed by PCR characterization.
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Agricultural Research Service
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Escherichia coli
Prevention and Control