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Antibiotic Resistance Genes Online (ARGO): A Database on vancomycin and β­lactam resistance genes

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Bioinformation
0973-8894
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Biomedical Informatics
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  • Web Database
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  • Design

Abstract

Vancomycin and β­lactams are antibiotics that inhibit gram positive bacteria by interfering with cell wall synthesis. However, continuous use of antibiotics results in the emergence of multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial strains. Here, we describe ARGO, a database containing gene sequences conferring resistance to these two classes of antibiotics. It is designed as a resource to enhance research on the prevalence and spread of antibiotic resistance genes. ARGO is the first attempt to compile the resistance gene sequence data with state specific information. Availability AGRO is available for free at http://www.argodb.org/

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