Reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-modified glassy carbon electrode is used to detect the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) DNA by using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Our experiments confirm that ssDNA, before and after hybridization with target DNA, are successfully anchored on the rGO surface. After the probe DNA, pre-adsorbed on rGO electrode, hybridizes with target DNA, the measured impedance increases dramatically. It provides a new method to detect DNA with high sensitivity (10-13M, i.e., 100 fM) and selectivity. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
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Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the AcRF Tier 2 (ARC 10/10, no. MOE2010-T2-1-060) from MOE, POC (S08/1-82563404) from EDB, CRP (NRF-CRP2-2007-01) from NRF, an A*STAR SERC Grant (no. 092 101 0064) from A*STAR,New Initiative Fund FY 2010 (M58120031) from NTU, and the Centre for Biomimetic Sensor Science at NTU in Singapore. P.C. thanks the financial support from A*STAR SERC (grant no. 072 101 0020) in Singapore. B.L. also acknowledges support from the Swedish Research Council and the NanoSence program the Foundation for Strategic Research.
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