Accession ARO:3001305
CARD Short NameErmU
DefinitionErmU is a methyltransferase found in the lincomycin producer Streptomyces lincolnensis. Like other Erm enzymes, it catalyzes the methylation of A2058 of the 23S ribosomal RNA. Specifically, this enzyme transfers only one methyl group. The gene is found in the lincomycin biosynthetic cluster and is responsible for self-resistance.
AMR Gene FamilyErm 23S ribosomal RNA methyltransferase
Drug Classstreptogramin antibiotic, macrolide antibiotic, lincosamide antibiotic
Resistance Mechanismantibiotic target alteration
Classification12 ontology terms | Show
Parent Term(s)2 ontology terms | Show
+ Erm 23S ribosomal RNA methyltransferase [AMR Gene Family]
+ confers_resistance_to_antibiotic lincomycin [Antibiotic]

Zhang HZ, et al. 1992. Mol Microbiol 6(15): 2147-2157. Molecular cloning and characterization of two lincomycin-resistance genes, lmrA and lmrB, from Streptomyces lincolnensis 78-11. (PMID 1328813)

Peschke U, et al. 1995. Mol Microbiol 16(6): 1137-1156. Molecular characterization of the lincomycin-production gene cluster of Streptomyces lincolnensis 78-11. (PMID 8577249)


Prevalence of ErmU among the sequenced genomes, plasmids, and whole-genome shotgun assemblies available at NCBI or IslandViewer for 413 important pathogens (see methodological details and complete list of analyzed pathogens). Values reflect percentage of genomes, plasmids, genome islands, or whole-genome shotgun assemblies that have at least one hit to the AMR detection model. Default view includes percentages calculated based on Perfect plus Strict RGI hits. Select the checkbox to view percentages based on only Perfect matches to AMR reference sequences curated in CARD (note: this excludes resistance via mutation as references in protein variant models are often wild-type, sensitive sequences).

Prevalence: protein homolog model

SpeciesNCBI ChromosomeNCBI PlasmidNCBI WGSNCBI GI
No prevalence data

Detection Models

Model Type: protein homolog model

Model Definition: Protein Homolog Models (PHM) detect protein sequences based on their similarity to a curated reference sequence, using curated BLASTP bitscore cut-offs. Protein Homolog Models apply to all genes that confer resistance through their presence in an organism, such as the presence of a beta-lactamase gene on a plasmid. PHMs include a reference sequence and a bitscore cut-off for detection using BLASTP. A Perfect RGI match is 100% identical to the reference protein sequence along its entire length, a Strict RGI match is not identical but the bit-score of the matched sequence is greater than the curated BLASTP bit-score cutoff, Loose RGI matches have a bit-score less than the curated BLASTP bit-score cut-off.

Bit-score Cut-off (blastP): 400

>gb|CAA44667.1|+|ErmU [Streptomyces lincolnensis]

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