Yeast Biosensors for Detection of Environmental Pollutants: Current State and Limitations

Yeast Biosensors for Detection of Environmental Pollutants: Current State and Limitations Yeast biosensors have become suitable tools for the screening and detection of environmental pollutants because of their various advantages compared to other sensing technologies. On the other hand, many limitations remain with regard to their optimal performance and applicability in several contexts, such as low-concentration samples and on-site testing. This review summarizes the current state of yeast biosensors, with special focus on screening and assessment of environmental contaminants, discusses both pros and cons, and suggests steps towards their further development and effective use in the environmental assessment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Trends in Biotechnology Elsevier

Yeast Biosensors for Detection of Environmental Pollutants: Current State and Limitations

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Elsevier Current Trends
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Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
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0167-7799
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10.1016/j.tibtech.2016.01.007
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Abstract

Yeast biosensors have become suitable tools for the screening and detection of environmental pollutants because of their various advantages compared to other sensing technologies. On the other hand, many limitations remain with regard to their optimal performance and applicability in several contexts, such as low-concentration samples and on-site testing. This review summarizes the current state of yeast biosensors, with special focus on screening and assessment of environmental contaminants, discusses both pros and cons, and suggests steps towards their further development and effective use in the environmental assessment.

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Trends in BiotechnologyElsevier

Published: May 1, 2016

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