Università della Svizzera italiana

Opening study on the development of a new biosensor for metal toxicity based on pseudomonas fluorescens pyoverdine

Chiadò, Alessandro ; Varani, Luca ; Bosco, Francesco ; Marmo, Luca

In: Biosensors, 2013, vol. 3, no. 4, p. 385-399

To date, different kinds of biosensing elements have been used effectively for environmental monitoring. Microbial cells seem to be well-suited for this task: they are cheap, adaptable to variable field conditions and give a measurable response to a broad number of chemicals. Among different pollutants, heavy metals are still a major problem for the environment. A reasonable starting point...