Bacterial Polysaccharide Synthesis and Gene Nomenclature

Trends Microbiol. 1996 Dec;4(12):495-503. doi: 10.1016/s0966-842x(97)82912-5.

Abstract

Gene nomenclature for bacterial surface polysaccharides is complicated by the large number of structures and genes. We propose a scheme applicable to all species that distinguishes different classes of genes, provides a single name for all genes of a given function and greatly facilitates comparative studies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Computer Communication Networks
  • Escherichia coli / genetics
  • Genes, Bacterial
  • Lipopolysaccharides / biosynthesis
  • Multigene Family
  • O Antigens / biosynthesis
  • O Antigens / classification
  • Polysaccharides, Bacterial / biosynthesis*
  • Polysaccharides, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Salmonella / genetics
  • Terminology as Topic*
  • Transferases / genetics

Substances

  • Lipopolysaccharides
  • O Antigens
  • Polysaccharides, Bacterial
  • Transferases

Associated data

  • GENBANK/L01777
  • GENBANK/L19537
  • GENBANK/M29682
  • GENBANK/M65054
  • GENBANK/U04164
  • GENBANK/U04165
  • GENBANK/U09876
  • GENBANK/U13629
  • GENBANK/U13685
  • GENBANK/U29691
  • GENBANK/U29692
  • GENBANK/U39305
  • GENBANK/U39306