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Aptamer: A Next Generation Tool for Application in Agricultural Industry for Food Safety

  • Gulab Singh Yadav
  • Abhishek Parashar
  • Neeraj K. Aggarwal


Aptamers are short DNA and RNA or protein sequence and have been extensively researched for their application in different field such as therapeutic agents, as delivery vehicles, as analytical tool, and as recognition molecule for sensor and different assay. To better understand the potential of aptamer in food safety and agriculture sector, an overview of the progress in the generation and application in these sectors is discussed in this review. Special attention is paid to the researches which are relatively close to the application for contaminants detection in food material.


Aptamer Food contaminant Microbial contaminants Antibiotics residues Virus contamination Food safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gulab Singh Yadav
    • 1
  • Abhishek Parashar
    • 2
  • Neeraj K. Aggarwal
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyCentral University of HaryanaMahendergarhIndia
  2. 2.Animal Biotechnology CentreICAR-National Dairy Research InstituteKarnalIndia
  3. 3.Department of MicrobiologyKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraIndia

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