European Journal of Wood and Wood Products

, Volume 76, Issue 3, pp 1083–1085 | Cite as

Confocal spectral microscopy—an innovative tool for tracking of pathogen agents on contaminated wooden surfaces

  • L. Dubreil
  • F. Aviat
  • V. Anthoine
  • R. Ismail
  • A. Rossero
  • M. Federighi
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Abstract

Contamination of wood is an important consideration when this material is used as food packaging or as workplace surface. It is the reason why the choice of the raw material is important according to its properties related to retention of the bacteria or to inhibition of the bacterial invasion. It is therefore essential to develop a method able to detect and image bacteria on untreated wood surfaces allowing the assessment of the hygienic state of the material. In this study, a rapid non-destructive and sensitive method for detecting and locating bacteria on wood surfaces is described. Spectral confocal microscopy provides the high spatial and spectral resolution necessary to detect and image bacteria on wood.

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Acknowledgements

Confocal spectral microscope LSM780 from Platform APEX UMR703 was acquired thanks to Pays de la Loire supports.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PAnTher, INRA, École nationale vétérinaire, agro-alimentaire et de l’alimentation Nantes-Atlantique (Oniris), Université Bretagne Loire (UBL)NantesFrance
  2. 2.YouR ResearcH Bio ScientificLe LandreauFrance
  3. 3.Oniris, UMR 1014 SECALIMNantesFrance
  4. 4.INRA, UMR 1014 SECALIMNantesFrance

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