Evaluation of Intact Cell Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Timeof-Flight Mass Spectrometry for Capillary Electrophoresis Detection of Controlled Bacterial ClumpingPomastowski P1,2, Szultka M1,2, Kupczyk W3,2, Jackowski M3,2 and Buszewski B1,2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Buszewski B
Department of Environmental Chemistry and Bioanalytics
Faculty of Chemistry, Nicolaus Copernicus University
Gagarina 7, 87-100 Torun, Poland
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 29, 2015; Accepted date: November 18, 2015; Published date: November 25, 2015
Citation: Pomastowski P, Szultka M, Kupczyk W, Jackowski M, Buszewski B (2015) Evaluation of Intact Cell Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry for Capillary Electrophoresis Detection of Controlled Bacterial Clumping. J Anal Bioanal Tech S13:008. doi:10.4172/2155-9872.S13-008
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Matrix-assisted laser-desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has been proposed as a technique of choice for quick classification of bacterial cells and precise characterization of microorganisms. The evaluated MALDI MS procedure was confronted with automated biochemical method using the VITEK 2 Compact system employed as a reference method. Moreover, the investigation aimed at describing and optimization of the environmental conditions having an impact on reproducibility and quality of one-dimensional intact-cell MALDI TOF spectra. The work presents off-line combination of capillary electrophoresis of microbial clumping with spectrometric detection.