Infrared spectroscopy of microorganisms: Characterization, identification, and differentiation

E. A. Carter, C. P. Marshall, Mohamed Hosni M. Ali, R. Ganendren, T. C. Sorrell, L. Wright, Y. C. Lee, C. I. Chen, P. A. Lay

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Abstract

Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy has been used extensively for characterisation, identification and differentiation of micro-organisms. The technique offers a number of advantages including: non-destructive analysis, high reproducibility, rapid sample throughput, and requires minimal sample amounts and handling. In this paper, examples are given of the application of the specific FTIR sampling techniques: attenuated total reflectance and synchrotron-radiation-based infrared microspectroscopy, to the analysis of the yeast Cryptococcus neoformans, and the acritarchs Satka favosa and Leiosphaeridia crassa.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Approaches in Biomedical Spectroscopy
Pages64-84
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
Volume963
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Carter, E. A., Marshall, C. P., Hosni M. Ali, M., Ganendren, R., Sorrell, T. C., Wright, L., Lee, Y. C., Chen, C. I., & Lay, P. A. (2007). Infrared spectroscopy of microorganisms: Characterization, identification, and differentiation. In New Approaches in Biomedical Spectroscopy (pp. 64-84). (ACS Symposium Series; Vol. 963).