Welcome to the Multi Locus Sequence Typing
MLST is a nucleotide sequence based approach for the unambiguous
characterisation of isolates of bacteria and other organisms
via the internet.
The aim of MLST is to provide a portable, accurate, and
highly discriminating typing system that can be used for
and some other organisms. It is envisaged that this approach
will be particularly helpful for the typing of bacterial
To achieve this aim we have taken the proven concepts of
multilocus enzyme electrophoresis (MLEE) and have adapted
them so that alleles at each locus are defined directly, by
nucleotide sequencing, rather than indirectly from the electrophoretic
moblity of their gene products.
MLST was developed in the laboratories of Martin Maiden,
Dominique Caugant, Ian Feavers, Mark Achtman and Brian Spratt.
This site is hosted at Imperial
College with funding from the Wellcome
The location of the subsites for the individual
species are shown on their respective front pages.
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