Application of Microbial Bioreporters in Environmental Microbiology and Bioremediation

E. E. Diplock, H. A. Alhadrami, G. I. Paton

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Bioreporters have been widely acknowledged to represent new and novel approaches in applied microbiology. Despite a plethora of constructions covering a diverse range of detection devices and host organisms, genuine applications are rare. Here, their application in the areas of general environmental microbiology, analytical detection and bioremediation are summarised and critically considered. Future applications require a more integrated approach such that those constructing bioreporters are aware of the needs of the end-user. A decade ago, predictions were made of the pivotal role of bioreporters and our future reliance; this fortune telling may take another decade to reach fruition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhole Cell Sensing System II
Subtitle of host publicationApplications
EditorsShimshon Belkin, Man Bock Gu
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9783642128523
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameAdvances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology
PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0724-6145
ISSN (Electronic)1616-8542


  • Bioreporter
  • Diagnostics
  • Environmental analysis
  • Reporter gene
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Bioremediation
  • Escherichia-Coli O157-H7
  • Whole-cell biosensors
  • Luminescent bacterial sensors
  • Bioluminescent bioreporter
  • Waste-water
  • Sensitive detection
  • Cyanobacterial bioreporter
  • Pseudomonas-fluorescens
  • Bioavailable toulene
  • Pathogenic bacteria


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