The first curated and integrated web-based relational database on the entire repertoire of enzymes responsible for lipid synthesis in microalgae. dEMBF catalogues the complete list of identified enzymes along with their computed annotation details including length, hydrophobicity, amino acid composition, subcellular location, gene ontology, KEGG pathway, orthologous group, Pfam domain, intron-exon organization, transmembrane topology, and secondary/tertiary structural data. Furthermore, to facilitate functional and evolutionary study of these enzymes, a collection of built-in applications for BLAST search, motif identification, sequence and phylogenetic analysis have been seamlessly integrated into the database. dEMBF is the first database that brings together all enzymes responsible for lipid synthesis from available algal genomes, and provides an integrative platform for enzyme inquiry and analysis.
Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India; Bioresources Engineering Department, CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
dEMBF funding source(s)
The work was supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. NM acknowledges CSIR for the award of Senior Research Fellowship.