Two serious nuclear accidents during the last quarter century (Chernobyl, 1986 and Fukushima, 2011) contaminated large agricultural areas with radioactivity. The database “Seeds in Chernobyl” (http://www.chernobylproteomics.sav.sk) contains the information about the abundances of hundreds of proteins from on-going investigation of mature and developing seed harvested from plants grown in radioactive Chernobyl area. This database provides a useful source of information concerning the response of the seed proteome to permanently increased level of ionizing radiation in a user-friendly format.
Keywords: Chernobyl, radioactivity, plants, seeds, proteome, database
Citation: Klubicová K, Vesel M, Rashydov NM and Hajduch M (2012) Seeds in Chernobyl: the database on proteome response on radioactive environment. Front. Plant Sci. 3:231. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2012.00231
Received: 15 August 2012; Accepted: 27 September 2012;
Published online: 10 October 2012.
Edited by:Joshua L. Heazlewood, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Reviewed by:Tiago Tomaz, University of Western Australia, Australia
Copyright: © 2012 Klubicová, Vesel, Rashydov and Hajduch. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in other forums, provided the original authors and source are credited and subject to any copyright notices concerning any third-party graphics etc.
*Correspondence: Martin Hajduch, Department of Reproduction and Developmental Biology, Institute of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Nitra, Slovakia. e-mail: email@example.com