Aptasensors for environmental monitoring of contaminants in water and soil

Sang Hoon Kim, Tran Thi Thanh Thoa, Man Bock Gu

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Environmental monitoring using aptamer-based biosensors has grown attention due to unique advantages originated from aptamers which could specifically bind to the diverse target molecules from small molecules to bacteria. By using various sensing methodologies and platforms, application of aptasensors in real samples exhibited promising results. There are many challenges, however, that need to be overcome for commercial application. This review provides the most recent updates on the application of aptasensors in real samples, including water and soil samples for various target molecules. In addition, challenges yet to be addressed for practical applications of aptasensors have been discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-21
Number of pages13
JournalCurrent Opinion in Environmental Science and Health
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Aug

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© 2019 Elsevier B.V.


  • Aptasensor
  • Biosensor
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Soil contaminants
  • Water contaminants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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