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Plant and animal diseases from fungal, bacterial, and viral organisms have caused serious economic losses annually. In addition, foodborne and infectious diseases from microorganisms become a serious public health concern throughout the world. Therefore, pathogen detection in plant, animal, food, and infectious diseases attracts significant interest. A great variety of pathogen detection has benefited from DNA testing using microarray. However, it usually requires expensive instruments and cumbersome procedures for DNA probe immobilization. Therefore, the goal of this project to develop a simple low-cost paper-based microfluidic biochip integrated with DNA testing techniques for multiplexed pathogen detection.