The first MLVA ring trial will be closed end of february 2008. All participants need to have send their results to Falk Melzer by then. As a reminder, the first ring trial is focused on panel 1. The results can be submitted as a table with repeat copy number for each sample. Help for allele assignment can be obtained from http://mlva.u-psud.fr/Brucella/ and a panel 1 genotype number can also be assigned using the public ressource at http://minisatellites.u-psud.fr/MLVAnet/ alias http://mlva.u-psud.fr.