INESC-ID   Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa
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Knowledge Discovery and Bioinformatics
Inesc-ID Lisboa

The Biodegradation and Surfactants Database

06/12/2014 - 14:30
06/12/2014 - 15:30

The Biodegradation and Surfactants Database (BioSurfDB) is a curated relational information system currently integrating 14 metagenomes, 137 organisms, 73 biodegradation relevant genes, 62 proteins and 6 of their metabolic pathways; 29 documented bioremediation experiments, with specific pollutants treatment efficiencies by surfactant producing organisms; and a 46 biosurfactants curated list, grouped by producing organism, surfactant name and class and reference.

Our goal is to gather published and novel information on the identification and characterization of genes involved in Oil Biodegradation and Bioremediation of polluted environments and provide it in a curated way together with a series of computational tools to aid biology studies.