Whole-cell aquatic biosensors

Evgeni Eltzov, Robert S. Marks

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The use of various whole-cell organisms as tools for monitoring water contaminants is reviewed and evaluated. Their suitability and value for assessing a range of environmental problems from the impact of pollution, homeland defense issues, conservation, and the long-term degradation and recovery of ecosystems is discussed. Guidelines are provided for the choice of appropriate bioreporter organisms, transducers, and immobilization methods. Examples of the use of a broad spectrum of whole-cell bioreporters in assessing a variety of environmental problems are summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)895-913
Number of pages19
JournalAnalytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 May 2011


  • Aquatic biosensors
  • Toxicity
  • Whole cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry


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