Plastic Biodegrading Data Base (PBDB)

Plastics have been used in a wide range of applications and are involved in every aspect of our lives for over a century since their invention. Intensive and low repeatable use, poor recycling, and unexpected resistance of plastics to environmental and microbial action results in the accumulation of large amounts of waste in marine and terrestrial environments, posing a significant risk to human and animal life. Because of the metabolic diversity of the Pseudomonas genus, which is particularly interested in degrading and metabolizing synthetic plastics which are isolates from environmental matrices have been shown to degrade polypropylene, polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polyurethane, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, and polyethylene succinate with varying degrees of efficiency. According to the vast and rapid growth of biodegrading research data, which cannot be handled without computational databases, and is becoming an essential part of modern biology.  Anyhow, database research is always the first step in every analysis, the use of several databases also helps researchers to understand the evolution, structure, and function of biodegrading-microorganisms. Although, a well comprehensive and large-scale database is needed for further research. Therefore, we have a collection of 965 total and 458 unique latest microorganisms, 440 plastics, 852 total and 212 unique enzymes, and have checked the correlation that has been raised from physical, chemical, and biological information of plastic biodegradations. Further, The PBDB can be explored by 2 methods, i.e., one plastic can be browsed by typing the name in the given search bar, while all Category can be browsed by clicking on the name of the category. Moreover, the computational platform (PHP, HTML, CSS, and MySQL) is used to build PBDB for the scientific community which can be freely search over here.

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