Genes involved in bacitracin resistance in Streptococcus mutans.

@article{Tsuda2002GenesII,
  title={Genes involved in bacitracin resistance in Streptococcus mutans.},
  author={Hiromasa Tsuda and Yoshihisa Kyoto-shi Yamashita and Yukie Shibata and Yoshio Nakano and Toshihiko Koga},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2002},
  volume={46 12},
  pages={
          3756-64
        }
}
Streptococcus mutans is resistant to bacitracin, which is a peptide antibiotic produced by certain species of Bacillus. The purpose of this study was to clarify the bacitracin resistance mechanism of S. mutans. We cloned and sequenced two S. mutans loci that are involved in bacitracin resistance. The rgp locus, which is located downstream from rmlD, contains six rgp genes (rgpA to rgpF) that are involved in rhamnose-glucose polysaccharide (RGP) synthesis in S. mutans. The inactivation of RGP… CONTINUE READING

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