Antibiotic Resistance Genes Online (ARGO): a Database on vancomycin and beta-lactam resistance genes

Bioinformation. 2005 Mar 17;1(1):5-7. doi: 10.6026/97320630001005.

Abstract

Vancomycin and beta-lactams are antibiotics that inhibit gram positive bacteria by interfering with cell wall synthesis. However, continuous use of antibiotics results in the emergence of multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial strains. Here, we describe ARGO, a database containing gene sequences conferring resistance to these two classes of antibiotics. It is designed as a resource to enhance research on the prevalence and spread of antibiotic resistance genes. ARGO is the first attempt to compile the resistance gene sequence data with state specific information.

Availability: AGRO is available for free at http://www.argodb.org/