Computational Approaches in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii for Effectual Bio-hydrogen Production

  • Pratyoosh Shukla
  • M.V.K. Karthik

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Systems Biology book series (BRIEFSBIOSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pratyoosh Shukla, M. V. K. Karthik
    Pages 1-2
  3. Pratyoosh Shukla, M. V. K. Karthik
    Pages 3-11
  4. Pratyoosh Shukla, M. V. K. Karthik
    Pages 13-15
  5. Pratyoosh Shukla, M. V. K. Karthik
    Pages 17-28
  6. Pratyoosh Shukla, M. V. K. Karthik
    Pages 29-29
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 31-33

About this book


This book describes the feasibility of using molecular dynamics as a screening technique to identify the stability of HydA1 and PetF interactions. Structure-based computational approaches are necessary to recognize and characterize protein-protein complexes and their functions. It introduces the idea that for specific proteins, homology modeling is the most effective technique and that docking algorithms are an increasingly powerful tool for providing a detailed explanation of such interactions. This book is a useful source of information on biomass-based biofuels for researchers in the field of bio-hydrogen and bioinformatics techniques. Biofuel and bioenergy produced from unicellular microalgae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a clean energy source, and providing information about functional optimization in HydA1 and PetF interactions will help researchers to adopt swift screening methods to identify key protein complexes and their functions. The book also provides an introduction to hydrogenases and associated Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, which is a useful model microorganism for research on biofuel production. The book focuses on the in silico methods such as phylogenetic studies, homology modeling, molecular docking, electrostatic studies and conformational analysis, which have the potential to become the most cost-effective methods for bio-fuel production.

This book provides a valuable resource to senior undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, professionals and other interested individuals or groups working in the area of bioenergy with special reference to microalgal biofuel.


Bioinformatics Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Homology modeling HydA1:PetF complex Molecular docking

Authors and affiliations

  • Pratyoosh Shukla
    • 1
  • M.V.K. Karthik
    • 2
  1. 1.Enzyme Technology and Protein Bioinformatics Laboratory, Department of MicrobiologyMaharishi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyBirla Institute of TechnologyRanchiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2382-5
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2383-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-4746
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-4754
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