From genes to sequences to antibiotics: prospects for future developments from microbial genomics

Microbes Infect. 2000 May;2(6):651-8. doi: 10.1016/s1286-4579(00)00360-9.


The entire genome sequences for a number of microbial organisms have become available over the past few years. This knowledge is the beginning point for understanding the fundamental principles of bacterial structure and function. The prospects for gain in knowledge from genomics are discussed in this report.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Bacteria / drug effects
  • Bacteria / genetics*
  • Bacterial Infections / drug therapy*
  • Bacterial Infections / microbiology
  • Bacterial Proteins / genetics*
  • Bacterial Proteins / metabolism
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Humans


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Bacterial Proteins