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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Fourier Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy As A Bacterial Source Tracking Tool To Discriminate Fecal E. Coli Strains|
|Abstract:||The aim of this work was to use the FT-IR microspectroscopy technique, a union of a FT-IR spectrometer with a microscope, to discriminate fecal Escherichia coli strains from cows, chickens and humans and to compare the efficiency of this method with the genomic fingerprinting method, BOX-PCR. The obtained BOX-PCR profiles were able to correctly discriminate 93.75% of the chicken strains, 80% of the cow strains and 65% of the human strains. An efficient PLS-DA model was developed, using orthogonal signal correction and the second derivate of the FT-IR spectra. This model allowed the correct discrimination, according to the animal source, of all the E. coli strains analyzed. The bands in the FT-IR spectra that were responsible for the strains discrimination were in the region between 2816 and 3026cm -1 wavenumber, described as fatty acids. It was demonstrated that FT-IR microspectroscopy can be a suitable tool for fecal E. coli discrimination, because it is fast, easy to carry out and presents a flexible discrimination power. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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