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Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 2 (1): 50 - 55
http://dx.doi.org/10.14737/journal.aavs/2014.2.1.50.55
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Tarun Kumar Sharma1*, Ravi Shukla2*
1Center of Biodesign and DiagnosticsTranslational Health Science and Technology Institute, Gurgaon, Haryana, India–122016; 2Centre for Advanced Materials and Industrial ChemistrySchool of Applied SciencesHealth Innovation Research Institute RMIT University GPO Box 2476, Melbourne 3001 VIC Australia
*Corresponding author: ravi.shukla@rmit.edu.au, tarun@thsti.res.in

ABSTRACT
Various microbial and viral pathogens continuously posing threat to mankind and animals especially in agriculture economy based nations. In order to combat these challenges we need accurate diagnostic methods followed by proper treatment. Unfortunately contemporary detection methods are either time consuming or need sophisticated instruments so cannot be used for real field applications. Aptamer technology emerged as potential rival of antibody with several advantages over the later. Various aptamer have been generated against myriad of microbial and viral pathogens with the aim of detection and mitigation. In this review we tried to summarize the diagnostic application of aptamer technology for animal pathogens.

Key Words: aptamers, Microbial, Pathogens, detection, diagnostics, animal