Letters in Applied Microbiology

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Edited By: J.-Y. Maillard

Impact Factor: 1.659

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 90/119 (Microbiology); 101/163 (Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1472-765X

Associated Title(s): Journal of Applied Microbiology


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  1. Original Articles

    1. Immunological detection of Cronobacter and Salmonella in powdered infant formula by plasmonic label-free assay

      A. Morlay, F. Piat, T. Mercey and Y. Roupioz

      Article first published online: 29 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/lam.12570

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      Significance and Impact of the Study: Among bacterial pathogens involved in food contamination, Cronobacter and Salmonella are of particular interest. Nevertheless, all detection methods used so far require several days to assess food safety. In the present paper, we describe the first multiplex immuno-assay ever described for fast and specific detection of these two pathogens in food samples. Such advances were made possible by combining the advantages of protein microarrays with on-biochip culture of contaminated food samples and an easy-to-operate optical detection. By doing so, we managed to detect both viable Cronobacter and Salmonella occurring during the enrichment phase.


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