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American Journal of Microbiological Research. 2021, 9(3), 92-95
DOI: 10.12691/ajmr-9-3-4
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Emerging Role of Biosensors for Detection of Foodborne Pathogens

Mahendra Pal1, , Mati Roba Bulcha2, Milsan Getu Banu3 and Adugna Girma Lema2

1Narayan Consultancy on Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology, Anand, India

2YemalogWalalWoreda Livestock and Fishery Development and Resource Office, KellemWollega Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia

3Gedo District Livestock and Fishery Development and Resource Office, Oromia, Ethiopia

Pub. Date: September 24, 2021

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Mahendra Pal, Mati Roba Bulcha, Milsan Getu Banu and Adugna Girma Lema. Emerging Role of Biosensors for Detection of Foodborne Pathogens. American Journal of Microbiological Research. 2021; 9(3):92-95. doi: 10.12691/ajmr-9-3-4


Numerous techniques are employed for the detection of various types of pathogens in different foods. Rapid detection of foodborne pathogens is very important by using biosensors. The objectives of this review are to highlight the application of the biosensors in detecting foodborne pathogens, future trends of biosensors technology in foodborne pathogens detection, and limitations of biosensors in the food industry. Biosensors are analytical devices and one of the rapid detection methods that can combat certain limitations of conventional detection techniques, such as portability, time, cost, sensitivity, and others. Biosensors have many applications in different fields. Biosensors in the food industry are used for the detection and identification of foodborne pathogens. The uses of biosensors in food are increasing from day to day due to different factors. In the future, the latest generations, which are autonomous and nanomaterial-based biosensors will emerge. There is also a need to develop a biosensor that is easy to use and has a short detection time.

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