Journal of Bionic Engineering

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 239–246 | Cite as

Using a Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor for Rapid Detection of Salmonella Typhimurium in Chicken Carcass

  • Yu-bin LanEmail author
  • Shi-zhou Wang
  • Yong-guang Yin
  • W. Clint Hoffmann
  • Xian-zhe Zheng


Chicken is one of the most popular meat products in the world. Salmonella Typhimurium is a common foodborne pathogens associated with the processing of poultry. An optical Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) biosensor was sensitive to the presence of Salmonella Typhimurium in chicken carcass. The Spreeta biosensor kits were used to detect Salmonella Typhimurium on chicken carcass successfully. A taste sensor like electronic tongue or biosensors was used to basically “taste” the object and differentiated one object from the other with different taste sensor signatures. The surface plasmon resonance biosensor has potential for use in rapid, real-time detection and identification of bacteria, and to study the interaction of organisms with different antisera or other molecular species. The selectivity of the SPR biosensor was assayed using a series of antibody concentrations and dilution series of the organism. The SPR biosensor showed promising to detect the existence of Salmonella Typhimurium at 1 × 106 CFU/ml. Initial results show that the SPR biosensor has the potential for its application in pathogenic bacteria monitoring. However, more tests need to be done to confirm the detection limitation.


biosensor Salmonella Typhimurium food safety chicken carcass detection limitation Surface Plasmon Resonance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu-bin Lan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shi-zhou Wang
    • 2
  • Yong-guang Yin
    • 3
  • W. Clint Hoffmann
    • 1
  • Xian-zhe Zheng
    • 4
  1. 1.USDA-ARSCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Department of Environmental and Occupational HealthTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.College of Biological and Agricultural EngineeringJilin UniversityChangchunP. R. China
  4. 4.College of EngineeringNortheast Agricultural UniversityHarbinP. R. China

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