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Gene-based identifcation of bacterial colonies with an electric chip

Gabig-Cimińska, Magdalena and Liu, Yanling and Enfors, Sven-Olof (2005) Gene-based identifcation of bacterial colonies with an electric chip. Analytical Biochemistry, 345 . pp. 270-276.


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A method for the identiWcation of bacterial colonies based on their content of speciWc genes is presented. This method does not depend on DNA separation or DNA ampliWcation. Bacillus cereus carrying one of the genes (hblC) coding for the enterotoxin hemolysin was identiWed with this method. It is based on target DNA hybridization to a capturing probe immobilized on magnetic beads, followed by enzymatic labeling and measurement of theenzyme product with a silicon-based chip. An hblC-positive colony containing 107 cells could be assayed in 30 min after ultrasonication and centrifugation. The importance of optimizing the ultrasonication is illustrated by analysis of cell disruption kinetics and DNA fragmentation. An early endpoint PCR analysis was used to characterize the DNA fragmentation as a function of ultrasonication time. The Wrst minutes of sonication increased the signal due to both increased DNA release and increased DNA fragmentation. The latter is assumed to increase the signal due to improved diVusion and faster hybridization of the target DNA. Too long sonication decreased the signal, presumably due to loss of hybridization sites on the targets caused by extensive DNA fragmentation. The results form a basis for rational design of an ultrasound cell disruption system integrated with analysis on chip that will move nucleic acid-based detection through real-time analysis closer to reality.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Divisions:Laboratory of Molecular Biology (in Gdansk)
ID Code:1142
Deposited By: Prof. Magdalena Gabig-Cimińska
Deposited On:04 Mar 2016 09:12
Last Modified:04 Mar 2016 09:12

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