Phage displayed peptides for the real-time detection of Campylobacter jejuni

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62 pages
Code: 13-026
Published: 12 Jul 2017
Author(s): Sharon Bishop-Hurley, Peter Giacomantonio
ISBN: 978-1-74254-519-6

Poultry products have the potential to be a significant contributor to human food-borne illness due to their relatively high frequency of contamination with Campylobacter jejuni.

This report covers the progress made towards developing a suitable probe for C. jejuni, based on phage displayed peptides.

While the phage peptides exhibited all the properties desirable of a capture probe, the high genetic diversity of C. jejuni represented a challenge to the development of a real-time diagnostic, capable of binding to multiple isolates of this bacterium.