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StreptomycesInforSys: A web-enabled information repository



Chakresh Kumar Jain1*, Vidhi Gupta1, Ashvarya Gupta1, Sanjay Gupta1, Gulshan Wadhwa2, Sanjeev Kumar Sharma1 & Indira P Sarethy1



1Department of Biotechnology, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, A-10, Sector 62, Noida- 201307, India; 2Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi-110003, India.


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Received May 11, 2012; Revised December 01, 2012; Accepted December 04, 2012; Published December 19, 2012



Members of Streptomyces produce 70% of natural bioactive products. There is considerable amount of information available based on polyphasic approach for classification of Streptomyces. However, this information based on phenotypic, genotypic and bioactive component production profiles is crucial for pharmacological screening programmes. This is scattered across various journals, books and other resources, many of which are not freely accessible. The designed database incorporates polyphasic typing information using combinations of search options to aid in efficient screening of new isolates. This will help in the preliminary categorization of appropriate groups. It is a free relational database compatible with existing operating systems. A cross platform technology with XAMPP Web server has been used to develop, manage, and facilitate the user query effectively with database support. Employment of PHP, a platform-independent scripting language, embedded in HTML and the database management software MySQL will facilitate dynamic information storage and retrieval. The user-friendly, open and flexible freeware (PHP, MySQL and Apache) is foreseen to reduce running and maintenance cost.





Streptomyces, PHP, MySQL, Literature, Molecular


Jain et al. Bioinformation 8(25): 1283-1285 (2012)

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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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