Quantitative PCR based detection system for cyanobacterial geosmin/2-MIB events in drinking water sources: Current status and challenges

A new paper about qPCR for cyanobacterial geosmin/MIB detection in drinking water was published by Devi et al. in Water Research.

Highlights (from paper):

An online database (CyanoGM Explorer) for global geosmin/2-MIB events is created.

Quantitative PCR (qPCR) provides rapid, reliable and early on-site detection tool.

Universal primer/probe for identifying 58 available geo sequences is lacking.

2-3 out of 11 developed primer/probe sets can detect all 28 available mic sequences.

Primer design/optimization, field validation and qPCR protocols are key challenges.

Reference:

Apramita Devi, Yi-Ting Chiu, Hsin-Ta Hsueh, Tsair-Fuh Lin, Quantitative PCR based detection system for cyanobacterial geosmin/2-methylisoborneol (2-MIB) events in drinking water sources: Current status and challenges. Water Research, Volume 188,
2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.116478.

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