Accession Number:

ADA618389

Title:

Pathogenic Microbial Sensors for Coastal Safety

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA SAINT PETERSBURG COLL OF MARINE SCIENCE

Report Date:

2003-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The overall goal of this work involves the development of sensors for the detection of human pathogens in the coastal zone that may represent a risk to military personnel. A hand-held sensor is the immediate goal, while longer term goals may employ this technology on an autonomous platform such as an AUV. Our specific objectives are to optimize Nucleic Acid Sequence-based Amplification NASBA for NLV detection. In parallel, we plan to optimize sample collection and concentration technology. Finally, we will combine both together with hand-held sensor technology under development at the USF Center for Ocean Technology.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE