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Methods for the detection and identification of pathogenic bacteria: Past, present, and future

Lookup NU author(s): Dr John Perry


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© 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry. In order to retard the rate of development of antibacterial resistance, the causative agent must be identified as rapidly as possible, so that directed patient treatment and/or contact precautions can be initiated. This review highlights the challenges associated with the detection and identification of pathogenic bacteria, by providing an introduction to the techniques currently used, as well as newer techniques that are in development. Focusing on the chemical basis for these techniques, the review also provides a comparison of their advantages and disadvantages.

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Author(s): Varadi L, Luo JL, Hibbs DE, Perry JD, Anderson RJ, Orenga S, Groundwater PW

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemical Society Reviews

Year: 2017

Volume: 46

Issue: 16

Pages: 4818-4832

Print publication date: 21/08/2017

Online publication date: 23/06/2017

Acceptance date: 23/09/2016

ISSN (print): 0306-0012

ISSN (electronic): 1460-4744

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/c6cs00693k