Bacterial Polysaccharide Gene Nomenclature

The Bacterial Polysaccharide Gene Nomenclature (BPGN) system was developed by a group of people working on such genes, to overcome problems with the old nomenclature arising from the very large number of genes involved in synthesis of bacterial polysaccharides. The system is described in:

"Bacterial polysaccharide synthesis and gene nomenclature"

Peter R. Reeves, Matthew Hobbs, Miguel A. Valvano, Mikael Skurnik, Chris Whitfield, David Coplin, Nobuo Kido, John Klena, Duncan Maskell, Christian R. H. Raetz and Paul D. Rick.

Trends in Microbiology 4: 495-503 (1996)

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