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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 26, Number 2
BKCSDE 26(2)
February 20, 2005 

 
Title
Microcystin Detection Characteristics of Fluorescence Immunochromatography and High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Author
Dongjin Pyo*, Geunyoung Park, Jongchon Choi, Changsuk Oh
Keywords
Microcystins, Detection characteristics, Immunochromatography, High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
Abstract
Different detection characteristics of fluorescence immunochromatography method and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for the analysis of cyanobacterial toxins were studied. In particular, low and high limits of detection, detection time and reproducibility and detectable microcystin species were compared when fluorescence immunochromatography method and high performance liquid chromatography method were applied for the detection of microcystin (MC), a cyclic peptide toxin of the freshwater cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa. A Fluorescence immunochromatography assay system has the unique advantages of short detection time and low detection limit, and high performance liquid chromatography detection method has the strong advantage of individual quantifications of several species of microcystins.
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268 - 272
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