In the previous article, similar gene sequences of an established mercuric ion reductase or merA gene were identified. They were studied from the NCBI database using BLAST tool. In this article, the protein sequence of merA enzyme is studied with respect to its closely related sequences found in NCBI database, through Multiple Sequence Alignment (MSA).
In the last few decades, after the discovery of penicillin, a large number of these diseases have been controlled or eliminated. However, infectious diseases have a tendency to recur in a different population or region than before. This phenomenon is termed as emerging infectious diseases (EID).
Bioremediation helps cleaning up polluted environments, including soils, groundwater, and marine environments. Such systems can include bacteria, fungi, algae and plant species. They are capable of metabolizing, immobilizing or absorbing toxic compounds from their environment.
Allergic diseases interfere with the normal existence of an individual, resulting in physical and emotional distress.The data on health-related quality of life shows the interference of allergies in work and social life, inhibition of outdoor activities and mobility (Baiardini, Braido, Brandi, & Canonica, 2006), making identification of relevant treatment options important.
It is essential to discuss the economics associated with the different treatment options. This demands the exploration of the cost of illness also known as the burden of disease.
Phytoremediation is a method which involves growing plants in a contaminated matrix to remove environmental contaminants.It is the direct use of living green plants for the removal and degradation of contaminants in the soil as well as water bodies (Hassani et al. 2014).
The previous article discussed the role of gene ontology in bioremediation. It also studied its importance in identifying new genes or proteins involved in bioremediation. Gene ontology can help in annotating and identifying important genes and proteins of organisms capable of bioremediation. Gene ontology analysis can assist in phytoremediation studies to mitigate dangerous pollutants.