The aim of this site is to facilitate microbes (including pathogenic bacteria) genotyping essentially for epidemiological purposes.Typing is sequence-based. Data from a variety of assays can be managed, including polymorphic tandem repeat typing (MLVA), multiple locus sequence typing (MLST), single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and spoligotyping assays based upon clustered regularly interspersed palindromic repeats (CRISPRs).
General information on the way to create and manage databases can be found in the MLVA wiki!. More specific informations on individual databases and associated assays can be found on dedicated support websites(links to articles, protocols, primer information).
Importantly, two sets of databases can be made after registration. The first set is called the "cooperative databases". Cooperative database are cooperative projects in which a number of databases maintained by different teams are queried simultaneously. It is a virtual consortium of databases.
The second set is composed of non cooperative databases.
Databases can be public or private.
We hope you will find this tool of use for your work and the making of communities.
Version 5 was created during year 2012-2013 by Christophe Tourterel owing to financial support from Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA), Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire (ANSES) and Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR). Previous version 3 was produced in 2007 by Patrick Bouchon.
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