Engineering Bacteriophage-Based Biosensors
Bacteriophages have been used for diagnostic purposes in the past, but a lack of parallelizable engineering methods had limited their applicability to a narrow subset of diagnostic settings. More recently, however, advances in DNA sequencing and the introduction of more sensitive reporter systems have enabled novel engineering methods, which in turn have broadened the scope of modern phage diagnostics. Here we describe advanced methods to engineer the genomes of bacteriophages in a modular and rapid fashion.
Key wordsBacteriophage engineering Genome engineering Reporter systems Diagnostics Luciferase
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