Identification of Bacteria in Water by a Fluorescent Array.

Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)

PubMedID: 25313526

Chen W, Li Q, Zheng W, Hu F, Zhang G, Wang Z, Zhang D, Jiang X. Identification of Bacteria in Water by a Fluorescent Array. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2014;.
We report a method for the rapid and efficient identification of bacteria making use of five probes having fluorescent characteristics (F-array) and subsequent statistical analysis. Eight kinds of bacteria, including normal and multidrug-resistant bacteria, are differentiated successfully. Our easy-to-perform and time-saving method consists of mixing bacteria and probes, recording fluorescent intensity data by automated flow cytometry, and statistical analysis. No washing steps are required in order to identify the different bacteria simultaneously.