Short non-coding RNAs as bacteria species identifiers detected by surface plasmon resonance enhanced common path interferometry

@inproceedings{Heller2008ShortNR,
  title={Short non-coding RNAs as bacteria species identifiers detected by surface plasmon resonance enhanced common path interferometry},
  author={Michael J. Heller and Viatcheslav A. Petropavlovskikh and Oyvind Nilsen and Boris Khattatov and Mikhail Plam and P. James Stillwater Gardner and John Harvey Hall},
  booktitle={SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing},
  year={2008}
}
Small non-coding RNA sequences have recently been discovered as unique identifiers of certain bacterial species, raising the possibility that they can be used as highly specific Biowarfare Agent detection markers in automated field deployable integrated detection systems. Because they are present in high abundance they could allow genomic based bacterial species identification without the need for pre-assay amplification. Further, a direct detection method would obviate the need for… CONTINUE READING