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Use of Biological Database to Explore Microorganisms used in Bioremediation of Hexavalent Chromium

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Biosciences, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (10), Pages 36-47, October,10 (2015)


Bioinformatics is one of the newest emerging fields of life sciences. Number of biological database has been created to provide vital information regarding module of interest. The present study was aimed to utilize these biological databases to explore significant microorganisms that had got an ability to reduce hexavalent chromium. Using Text search tool available at Protein Information Resources database, total 906 entries were obtained, out of which 49 entries were filtered depicting different microorganisms having chromate reductase enzyme. Five microorganisms belonging to Pseudomonas, Bacillus, Geobacillus, Arthrobacter and Staphylococcus species show positive screening for reduction of hexavalent chromium. Thus, use of biological database provides an aid to explore the microorganisms having potential in bioremediation of chromium compounds. The bacterial isolates having ability to convert toxic form of chromium into their nontoxic form can be employed for bioremediation of hexavalent chromium.


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