Mycobacterium tuberculosis fabG1 mutation conferring resistance to ethionamide

Accession ARO:3004933
CARD Short NameMtub_fabG1_ETO
DefinitionMutations that occur in Mycobacterium tuberculosis fabG1 resulting in or contributing to resistance in ethionamide.
AMR Gene FamilyEthionamide resistant fabG1
Drug Classthioamide antibiotic
Resistance Mechanismantibiotic target alteration
Classification9 ontology terms | Show
Parent Term(s)2 ontology terms | Show
+ Ethionamide resistant fabG1 [AMR Gene Family]
+ confers_resistance_to_antibiotic ethionamide [Antibiotic]

Lavender C, et al. 2005. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49(10):4068-74 Molecular characterization of isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates collected in Australia. (PMID 16189082)


Prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis fabG1 mutation conferring resistance to ethionamide 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 variant model

SpeciesNCBI ChromosomeNCBI PlasmidNCBI WGSNCBI GI
No prevalence data

Detection Models

Model Type: protein variant model

Model Definition: Protein Variant Models (PVM) perform a similar search as Protein Homolog Models (PHM), i.e. detect protein sequences based on their similarity to a curated reference sequence, but secondarily screen query sequences for curated sets of mutations to differentiate them from antibiotic susceptible wild-type alleles. PVMs are designed to detect AMR acquired via mutation of house-keeping genes or antibiotic targets, e.g. a mutated gyrase resistant to aminocoumarin antibiotics. PVMs include a protein reference sequence (often from antibiotic susceptible wild-type alleles), a curated bit-score cut-off, and mapped resistance variants. Mapped resistance variants may include any or all of single point mutations, insertions, or deletions curated from the scientific literature. A Strict RGI match has a BLASTP bit-score above the curated BLASTP cutoff value and contains at least one curated mutation from amongst the mapped resistance variants, while a Loose RGI match has a bit-score less than the curated BLASTP bit-score cut-off but still contains at least one curated mutation from amongst the mapped resistance variants.

Bit-score Cut-off (blastP): 425


  • discovered in clinical, agricultural, or environmental isolates

  • discovered via laboratory selection experiments

  • ReSeqTB

Published Variants:

PMID in progress (TB): T8A C15T


High ConfidenceT8A
Minimal ConfidenceC15T

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