Bacterial polysaccharide synthesis and gene nomenclature

P R Reeves, M Hobbs, M A Valvano, M Skurnik, C Whitfield, D Coplin, N Kido, J Klena, D Maskell, C R Raetz, P D Rick

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-503
Number of pages9
JournalTrends in microbiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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