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Affinity Sensing Strategies for the Detection of Pesticides in Food
- Capoferri, Denise, Della Pelle, Flavio, Del Carlo, Michele, Compagnone, Dario
- Foods 2018 v.7 no.9
- agricultural products, antibodies, molecular imprinting, monitoring, oligonucleotides, pesticides, polymers
- This is a review of recent affinity-based approaches that detect pesticides in food. The importance of the quantification and monitoring of pesticides is firstly discussed, followed by a description of the different approaches reported in the literature. The different sensing approaches are reported according to the different recognition element used: antibodies, aptamers, or molecularly imprinted polymers. Schemes of detection and the main features of the assays are reported and commented upon. The large number of affinity sensors recently developed and tested on real samples demonstrate that this approach is ready to be validated to monitor the amount of pesticides used in food commodities.