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Colorimetric Detection of Bacteria Using Litmus Test

DOI :

10.3791/54546-v

September 17th, 2016

September 17th, 2016

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1Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, 2Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, McMaster University, 3Department of Medicine, McMaster University

We describe a protocol for colorimetric detection of E. coli using a modified litmus test that takes advantage of an RNA-cleaving DNAzyme, urease, and magnetic beads.

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