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DetR DB: A Database of Ionizing Radiation Resistance Determinants

Version 1 : Received: 26 September 2020 / Approved: 26 September 2020 / Online: 26 September 2020 (17:24:56 CEST)

How to cite: Ryabova, A.; Kozlova, O.; Kadirov, A.; Gusev, O.; Shagimardanova, E. DetR DB: A Database of Ionizing Radiation Resistance Determinants. Preprints 2020, 2020090653 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0653.v1). Ryabova, A.; Kozlova, O.; Kadirov, A.; Gusev, O.; Shagimardanova, E. DetR DB: A Database of Ionizing Radiation Resistance Determinants. Preprints 2020, 2020090653 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0653.v1).

Abstract

Nuclear pollution is an urgent environmental issue as a consequence of rapid industrialization and nuclear accidents in the past. Remediation of nuclear polluted sites using microbial vital activity (bioremediation) is a promising approach to recover contaminated areas in an environmentally friendly and cost-saving way. At the same time, the number of known bacterial and archaeal species able to withstand extremely high doses of ionizing radiation is steadily growing every year, together with growing knowledge about mechanisms of radioresistance. This opens up new opportunities for developing new biotechnological solutions. However, these data are often not systemized and it can be difficult to access. Here, we present the Determinants of Radioresistance Database, or DetR DB (http://extremebiolab.com/detr-db/), gathering a comprehensive catalog of radioresistant microbes and their molecular and genetic determinants of enhanced ionizing radiation tolerance. The database provides search tools including taxonomy, common gene name, and BLAST. DetR DB will be a useful tool for research community by facilitating the extraction of the necessary information to help further analysis of radiation-resistant mechanisms.

Subject Areas

ionizing radiation; radiation resistance; genetic mechanisms; microorganisms

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