Corona plasma discharge for rapid analysis of microorganisms by mass spectrometry

Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 1999;13(7):604-6. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0231(19990415)13:7<604::AID-RCM529>3.0.CO;2-M.


Corona plasma discharge provides a rapid and reliable tool for release of biomarkers from gram negative and positive bacteria, spores and viruses for characterization by mass spectrometry.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacillus cereus / chemistry
  • Bacillus subtilis / chemistry
  • Bacteria / chemistry*
  • Biomarkers
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization
  • Spores, Bacterial / chemistry*
  • Tobacco Mosaic Virus / chemistry
  • Viruses / chemistry*


  • Biomarkers