eLignin Database

eLignin is a database for collection of data on microbial degradation of lignin and lignin-derived compounds. The aim of the eLignin database is to bring the existing bibliome together in a single searchable platform in order to facilitate the overview of the field and generate new connections between different aspects of the molecular biology of lignin- and aromatic catabolism that occurs in nature. Although many specialized online databases on biological topics exist, we hope and believe that eLIGNIN will fill a gap by combining microbiology, molecular biology, enzymology and metabolic pathways related to lignin catabolism into a single repository.

The eLignin database is designed and curated by the Lignin valorization research group at Lund University, Sweden (Group home page: www.lignin.lu.se).

The development of The eLignin database was funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.



At this very moment, the database contains the following number of entries related to microbial lignin degradation and metabolism:

• 261 organisms (171 prokaryotes, 85 eukaryotes and 5 archaea)
• 141 substrates
• 26 metabolic pathways and pathway branches
• 90 genes
• 59 enzymes
• 76 reactions

In total, 653 entries, citing 330 references.

The eLignin database is designed and curated by the Lignin valorization research group at Lund University, Sweden (Group home page: www.lignin.lu.se). Funding for this project was provided by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research .

If you have used eLignin in your research, we would be grateful if you would cite the following review:

Brink, D.P., Ravi, K.,Lidén, G. and Gorwa-Grauslund, M. F. (2019)
Mapping the diversity of microbial lignin catabolism: experiences from the eLignin database
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (DOI: 10.1007/s00253-019-09692-4)

We would also like to point interested readers to the original litterature review that eventually lead to the creation of the eLignin database:

Abdelaziz, O. Y., Brink, D. P., Prothmann, J.,Ravi, K., Sun, M., García-Hidalgo, J., Sandahl, M., Hulteberg, C.P.,
Turner, C., Lidén, G. and Gorwa-Grauslund, M. F. (2016). Biological valorization of low molecular weight lignin.
Biotechnology Advances. 34 (8), 1318-1346 (DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2016.10.001)


Daniel P. Brink
Ph.D student
Division of Applied Microbiology, Department of Chemistry, Lund University, Sweden

Contributions to eLignin:
• Project conceptualization
• Coding
• Web design
• Server administration
• Data curation
• Data mining


Krithika Ravi
Ph.D student
Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University, Sweden

Contributions to eLignin:
• Data curation
• Data mining


Gunnar Lidén
Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University, Sweden

Contributions to eLignin:
• Conceived the project


Marie F Gorwa-Grauslund
Professor
Division of Applied Microbiology, Department of Chemistry, Lund University, Sweden

Contributions to eLignin:
• Conceived the project




If you have any questions related eLignin or are interested in contributing with data, feel free to contact us by email at:
info [AT] elignindatabase.com.

Please keep in mind that eLignin only indexes data from scientific publications, and does not handle unpublished data.