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- Avondet, Marc A., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Biosensors & bioelectronics 2016 v.78 pp. 111-117
- Ricinus communis; agglutinins; antibodies; biosensors; castor beans; cultivars; phytotoxins; poisonous plants; ricin; surface plasmon resonance; toxicity
- ... Ricin is one of the most toxic plant toxins known. Its accessibility and relative ease of preparation makes it a potential agent for criminal or bio-terrorist attacks. Detection of ricin from unknown samples requires differentiation of ricin from the highly homologous Ricinus communis agglutinin which is currently not feasible using immunological methods. Here we have developed a simple and sensit ...