FLUORODATABASE: AN OPEN ACCESS DATABASE RELATED TO UNVEILING OF FLUORIDE
Aparna Singh and Ragini Gothalwal
Fluorosis is an unbearable and debilitating disease caused by fluoride intake. Fluoride enters the body through water, food, toothpaste, mouth rinses; fluoride fumes, and drugs and dust from industries using fluoride compounds. Various skilled defluoridation methods has decreased fluoride level while biological methods explore the potent microorganisms which could be a auspicious and eco-friendly way to remediate fluoride pollutants. The FDB-FluoroDataBase is created to provide meaningful information so that researchers can use the information and may come with a great output. FDB is the first database devoted to understand fluoride information. It provides all-inclusive knowledgebase to search query related to fluoride. The information in database results under different classes, that is, about fluoride, areas affected, detection and treatment of fluoride, fluoride toxicity, biodegradation, and microorganisms involved in degradation where user can search out research papers on above entries. Under the news section of the database, a user can access the URL of news published in paper or online. Some entries are also linked to other databases such as National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG), Google, providing extensive information. The database is one of its own kinds. It provides novel information. It would be an easy online search regarding fluoride affected areas. This database thus provides easy and complete access to information and will be helpful for research communities.
Keywords: Fluorodatabase; Fluoride; Fluorosis; Biodegradation
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