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Biosensors and Environmental Health

1st Edition

Edited by Victor R. Preedy, Vinood Patel

CRC Press

384 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 86 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781578087358
pub: 2012-08-08
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Discussing the role biosensors play in detecting and monitoring environmental substances, Biosensors and Environmental Health provides key facts that can be applied to other areas of health and disease and a "mini-dictionary" of key terms and summary points. It covers personal toxicity testing, soil and risk assessment, pesticide, insecticides, parasites, nitrate, endocrine disruptors, heavy metals, food contamination, whole cell bioreporters, bacterial biosensors, antibody-based biosensors, enzymatic, amperometric and electrochemical aspects, quorum sensing, DNA-biosensors, cantilever biosensors, bioluminescence and other methods and applications. The contributors are leading authorities and the book is essential reading for environmental scientists, toxicologists, medical doctors, health care professionals, pathologists, biologists, biochemists, chemists and physicists, general practitioners as well as those interested in disease and sciences in general.

Table of Contents

Immunochips for Personal Toxicity Testing, Zhixian Gao, Nan Liu and Rajkumar Rajendram

Detection of Pesticide Residues using Biosensors, Javier Ramón-Azcón, Tomoyuki Yasukawa and Fumio Mizutani

Biosensors for Ecotoxicity of Xenobiotics: a Focus on Soil and Risk Assessment, Edoardo Puglisi, Mariarita Arenella, Giancarlo Renella and Marco Trevisan

Biosensor-controlled Degradation of Organophosphate Insecticides in Water, Georges Istamboulie, Jean-Louis Marty, Silvana Andreescu and Thierry Noguer

Biosensors for Endocrine Disruptors: the Case of Bisphenol A and Catechol, Marianna Portaccio, Daniela Di Tuoro, Umberto Bencivenga, Maria Lepore, Damiano and Gustavo Mita

Biosensors for Detection of Heavy Metals, Pavlina Sobrova, Libuse Trnkova, Vojtech Adam, Jaromir Hubalek and Rene Kizek

Whole Cell Biosensors: Applications to Environmental Health, S. Buchinger and G. Reifferscheid

Bacterial Whole Cell Bioreporters in Environmental Health, Yizhi Song, Dayi Zhang, Karen Polizzi, Eko Ge Zhang, Guanghe Li and Wei E. Huang

Environmental Toxicology Monitoring with Polyazetidine-based Enzymatic Electrochemical Biosensors, Franco Mazzei and Gabriele Favero

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Sensitive Bacterial Biosensors in Environmental Health, Mona Wells

Quorum Sensing in Microbial Biosensors, Swati Choudhary and Claudia Schmidt-Dannert

Biosensors Based on Immobilization of Proteins in Supramolecular Assemblies for the Detection of Environmental Relevant Analytes, Rosa Pilolli, Maria Daniela Angione, Serafina Cotrone, Maria Magliulo, Gerardo Palazzo, Nicola Cioffi, Luisa Torsi and Antonia Mallardi

Nanogravimetric and Voltammetric DNA-biosensors for Screening of Herbicides and Pesticides Maria Hepel, Magdalena Stobiecka and Anna Nowicka

Nitrate Determination by Amperometric Biosensors: Applications to Environmental Health, Erol Akyilmaz and Victor R Preedy

Antibody-based Biosensors for Small Environmental Pollutants: Focusing on PAHs Candace R. Spier, Michael A. Unger and Stephen L. Kaattari

Exoelectrogens-based Electrochemical Biosensor for Environmental Monitoring, Liu Deng, Li Shang and Shaojun Dong

Detecting Waterborne Parasites Using Piezoelectric Cantilever Biosensors, Sen Xu and Raj Mutharasan

Bioluminescence-based Biosensor for Food Contamination, Jinping Luo, Weiwei Yue, Xiaohong Liu, Qing Tian and Xinxia Cai

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