Detection of necrotrophic DNA marker of anthracnose causing Colletotrichum gloeosporioides fungi in harvested produce using surface plasmon resonance

Aabha Bajaj, Anand M. Shrivastav, Evgeny Eltzov, Noam Alkan, Ibrahim Abdulhalim

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Abstract

Agriculture and food crops monitoring is extremely important for securing the food supply chain to human society. Here, we developed a highly specific detection method for monitoring pathogenic fungus Colletotrichum gloeosporioides using necrotrophic DNA biomarker as the recognition element and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) as transducing mechanism in the prism coupling configuration. The sensor shows its response for a wide range of concentrations from pM to μM of target DNA sequence using a complementary DNA probe immobilized on the sensor surface, which could detect concentrations as low as 7 pM. The detection limit is found to be comparable with conventional molecular-based detection platforms, achieved due to optimized spectral SPR bimetallic substrate with subpixel resolution obtained by post processing. The response time of the sensor for detection is less than 30 min at room temperature. The quick detection scheme of the sensor may facilitate the screening of a large number of samples acquired for the sorting of harvested produce. This sensor is fast, reliable, cost-effective, and can be miniaturized for portability for the screening of real samples (mRNA) in the field and packaging house.

Original languageEnglish
Article number122776
JournalTalanta
Volume235
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Anthracnose diseases
  • Colletotrichum gloeosporioides
  • DNA sensor
  • Food safety
  • Postharvest produce
  • Surface plasmon resonance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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