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Biosensors in Environmental Monitoring Ursula Bilitewski

Biosensors in Environmental Monitoring

Ursula Bilitewski

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9780203303856
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440 pages
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Compounds present in the environment have increasingly been shown to have effects on biological systems such as cells, enzymes, binding proteins, and DNA. In order to deal with the increasing demand for information about possible pollution of theMoreCompounds present in the environment have increasingly been shown to have effects on biological systems such as cells, enzymes, binding proteins, and DNA. In order to deal with the increasing demand for information about possible pollution of the environment there is need for improvements to analytical methods. Thus, biochemistry-based analytical methods should offer the possibility of monitoring these effects. This text provides an overview of existing biosensor principles, commercially available instruments, and related biochemical assays which have been developed and applied to environmental monitoring. Providing the reader with detailed information on methodology and a description of the practical application of selected sensors, it also includes reports on established chemical methods for comparison. The book presents fundamental principles together with examples of applications and discussion of drawbacks and future developments.