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941. 

Which institute has developed 'bug sniffer,' a sensitive and low-cost sensor to rapidly detect bacteria?

[A]. Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune
[B]. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi
[C]. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
[D]. Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Researchers at the Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune have developed 'bug sniffer,' a sensitive and low-cost sensor to rapidly detect bacteria. The portable device can detect as low as ten bacterial cells from a sample size of 1 mm in just 30 minutes. The team is currently working on a method for simultaneous separation and detection of Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium.

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