Pesticides Detection Using Acetylcholinesterase Nanobiosensor
Vimala V*, Samantha Katherine Clarke and Urvinder Kaur S
Department of Biotechnology, School of Bioscience and Technology, VIT University, Vellore Tamilnadu, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Vimala V
Department of Biotechnology
School of Bioscience and Technology
VIT University, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 05, 2015; Accepted date: February 18, 2016; Published date: February 28, 2016
Citation: Vimala V, Clarke SK, Urvinder Kaur S (2016) Pesticides Detection Using Acetylcholinesterase Nanobiosensor. Biosens J 5:133. doi:10.4172/2090-4967.1000133
Copyright: © 2016 Vimala V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Pesticides are chemical substances used for crop improvement and these substances when degraded leave behind certain toxic residues which can be detected using nano biosensors which are relatively inexpensive, does not require sample pre-treatment and provides sensitive screening. The application of nanobiosensors for detection of organophosphates using acetylcholinesterase is introduced in detail. Future prospects toward the development of selective, sensitive biosensing systems are discussed.