The methyl viologen-resistance-encoding gene smvA of Salmonella typhimurium

Gene. 1994 Oct 11;148(1):173-4. doi: 10.1016/0378-1119(94)90255-0.


The complete nucleotide sequence of the gene encoding the Salmonella typhimurium methyl viologen-resistant protein, SmvA, similar to QacA (resistance to quaternary ammonium ion) of Staphylococcus aureus, and the surrounding sequences were determined. This indicated that the gene arrangement of S. typhimurium is different from that of Escherichia coli in this region.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cloning, Molecular
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial / genetics
  • Genes, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Genetic Complementation Test
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Paraquat / pharmacology*
  • Restriction Mapping
  • Salmonella typhimurium / drug effects
  • Salmonella typhimurium / genetics*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid


  • Paraquat

Associated data

  • GENBANK/D26057