Rapid bacterial identification using Raman spectroscopy

라만 분광법을 활용한 세균 검측 기술

  • No, Jee Hyun (Department of Environment Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Lee, Tae Kwon (Department of Environment Engineering, Yonsei University)
  • 노지현 (연세대학교 환경공학과) ;
  • 이태권 (연세대학교 환경공학과)
  • Received : 2017.06.02
  • Accepted : 2017.06.27
  • Published : 2017.06.30


Raman microspectroscopy is a promising tool for microbial analysis at single cell level since it can rapidly measure the cell materials including lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins by measuring the inelastic scattering of a molecule irradiated by monochromatic lights. Using Raman spectra provides high specificity and sensitivity in classification of bacteria at the strain level. In addition, a Raman approach coupled with stabled isotope such as $^{13}C$ and $^2H$ is able to detect and quantify general metabolic activity at single cell level. After bacterial detection process by Raman microspectroscopy, interested unculturable cell sorting and single cell genomics can be accomplished by combination with optical tweezer and microfluidic devices. In this review, the characteristics and applications of Raman microspectroscopy were reviewed and summarized in order to provide a better understanding of microbial analysis using Raman spectroscopy.


bacterial detection;cell sorting;Raman microspectroscopy;single cell;stable isotope


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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