Aggregation-induced emission fluorogens as biomarkers to assess the viability of microalgae in aquatic ecosystems

Feng Guo, Wei-Ping Gai, Yuning Hong, Ben Tang, Jianguang Qin, Youhong Tang

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    Abstract

    Microalgae can be a valuable indicator for monitoring water pollution due to their sensitivity to the changes induced by pollutants in the environment. In this study, an aggregation-induced emission fluorogen was used as a novel tool to differentiate dead and live microalgae and quantify the link between live algal concentration and fluorogen intensity. Protein in the cell protoplasm is the key component contributing to fluorescence emission in algae.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)17257-17260
    Number of pages4
    JournalChemical Communications
    Volume51
    Issue number97
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2015

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