Nomenclature for new tetracycline resistance determinants

Stuart B. Levy, Laura M. McMurry, Teresa M. Barbosa, Vickers Burdett, Patrice Courvalin, Wolfgang Hillen, Marilyn C. Roberts, Julian I. Rood, Diane E. Taylor

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Letters of the English alphabet have heretofore been used to name tetracycline resistance determinants. Since all 26 letters have now been used, a nomenclature employing numerals is recommended for future determinants, and one laboratory has offered to coordinate the assignment of numerals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1523-1524
Number of pages2
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1999

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