In this study we focused on the development of a Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) immunosensor for Phytophthora infestans detection. The fungus-like organism is the cause of potato late blight and is a major problem in potato growing regions of the world. Efficient control is dependent on early detection of P. infestans sporangia. The wind-dispersed sporangia are large, with a diameter range of 12-23 µm, meaning that direct sporangia capture on antibody surfaces would have a limited sensitivity in SPR assays. Here we have developed an alternative SPR immunosensor based on a subtractive inhibition assay format.
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||9th World Congress on Biosensors - Toronto, Canada|
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …
|Conference||9th World Congress on Biosensors|
|Period||01/01/2006 → …|