Raman spectroscopy is currently advertised as a hot and ambitious technology that has all of the features needed to characterize and identify bacteria. Raman spectroscopy is rapid, easy to use, noninvasive, and it could complement established microbiological and biomolecular methods in the near future. To bring this vision closer to reality, ongoing research is being conducted on spectral fingerprinting. This can yield a wealth of information, from even single bacteria from various habitats which can be further improved by combining Raman spectroscopy with methods such as stable isotope probing to elucidate microbial interactions. In conjunction with extensive statistical analysis, Raman spectroscopy will allow identification of (non)pathogenic bacteria at different taxonomic levels.
PubMed ID: 28188076
Journal: Trends Microbiol
Citation: Trends Microbiol. 2017 May;25(5):413-424. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2017.01.002. Epub 2017 Feb 7.
Date Published: 12th Feb 2017
Created: 13th Oct 2017 at 09:48