The Resource Nucleic acid biosensors for environmental pollution monitoring, edited by Marco Mascini and Ilaria Palchetti, (electronic resource/)

Nucleic acid biosensors for environmental pollution monitoring, edited by Marco Mascini and Ilaria Palchetti, (electronic resource/)

Label
Nucleic acid biosensors for environmental pollution monitoring
Title
Nucleic acid biosensors for environmental pollution monitoring
Statement of responsibility
edited by Marco Mascini and Ilaria Palchetti
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nucleic acids are the fundamental building blocks of life and are found in all living things. In recent years, their functions have been shown to extend beyond the Watson-Crick base pair recognition of complementary strands. Molecules (known as aptamers) consisting of 40-50 nucleotides have been isolated that are able to bind a broad range of molecules with high affinity and specificity. The molecules recognized by aptamers range from small organic molecules to proteins, cells and even intact viral particles. Catalytic DNA molecules called NAzymes (RNAzyme or DNAzyme) have also been shown to exist and, when combined with aptamers, are known as aptazymes. These biomolecules can be used to develop smart and innovative biosensors for environmental analysis. Monitoring of contaminants in the air, water and soil is a key component in understanding and managing risks to human health and ecosystems. This, in conjunction with the time and cost involved in traditional chemical analysis, means there is a growing need for simple, rapid, cost-effective and portable screening methods. Biosensors are compact devices which complement current field screening and monitoring methods. This book demonstrates the incredible opportunities that nucleic acids can offer to environmental analytical chemistry. The chapters: show how nucleic acids have a pivotal role in the development of smart biosensors for environmental monitoring; describe the development of biosensors based on aptamers and NAzymes for the detection of organic and inorganic pollutants; deal with the use of nucleic acid based biosensors for environmental toxicity screening, and detail the use of nanomaterials, as well as miniaturization and lab-on-a-chip technologies, for nucleic acid based biosensing systems
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Cataloging source
UKRSC
Dewey number
547/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QD433
LC item number
.N83 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Nucleic acid biosensors for environmental pollution monitoring, edited by Marco Mascini and Ilaria Palchetti, (electronic resource/)
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http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=519334
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn725828244
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
T3397
Label
Nucleic acid biosensors for environmental pollution monitoring, edited by Marco Mascini and Ilaria Palchetti, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=519334
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn725828244
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
T3397

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