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2014-06-17
A MLST scheme for Citrobacter freundii, first developed by Li Bai and colleagues, has been set up by Piotr Majewski, Piotr Wieczorek, and colleagues at the Medical University of Bialystok, Poland, and is now available.
2014-05-08
A MLST scheme for Carnobacterium maltaromaticum has been developed by Frédéric Borges, Abdur Rahman and colleagues at the Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Biomolécules, Université de Lorraine, France and is now available.
2014-03-14
A MLST scheme for Melissococcus plutonius has been developed by Edward Haynes, Giles Budge and colleagues at the Food and Environment Agency, UK and is now available.
2014-03-07
The policy document for the site has been updated. This harmonizes the data sharing policy with that of other nucleotide archive databases.
2014-03-06
A MLST scheme for Klebsiella oxytoca has been developed by Kathrin Herzog and colleagues at the Medical University of Graz, Austria and is now available.
2014-02-14
A MLSA scheme faciliatating species identification for Vibrio spp. has been developed by Maria Elena Martino and colleagues at the University of Padova, Italy and is now available.
2014-02-07
An improved MLST scheme for Leptospira spp. has been developed by Paula Ruybal and colleagues at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and is now available.
2013-12-12
A MLST scheme for Pseudomonas fluorescens has been developed by Barbara Cardazzo and colleagues at the University of Padova, Italy and is now available.
2013-12-10
A new mirror site has been set up at the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands. This can be accessed at http://nlmirror1.pubmlst.org/.
2013-11-14
A MLST scheme for Streptococcus gallolyticus has been developed by Jessika Dumke, Dennis Hinse and Jens Dreier at the Heart and Diabetes Center, Ruhr University of Bochum, Institute for Laboratory and Transfusion Medicine, Germany and is now available.
2013-11-08
A MLST scheme for Taylorella species has been developed by Fabien Duquesne and colleagues (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safefy) and is now available.
2013-08-21
A MLST scheme for Clonorchis sinensis has been developed by Juifeng Sun and colleagues (Sun Yat-Sen University, China) and is now available.
2013-06-19
A MLST scheme for Vibrio cholerae has been developed by Ruiting Lan, Sophie Octavia and colleagues (University of New South Wales, Australia) and is now available.
2013-06-04
A MLST scheme for Enterobacter cloacae has been developed by Tohru Miyoshi-Akiyama and colleagues (National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan) and is now available.
2013-06-03
A MLST scheme for Anaplasma phagocytophilum has been developed by Friederike Loewenich and colleagues (Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Freiburg, Germany) and is now available.
2013-04-24
A MLST scheme for Helicobacter suis has been developed by Bram Flahou and colleagues (University of Gent, Belgium) and is now available.
2013-03-11
A MLST scheme for Staphylococcus pseudintermedius has been developed by Vincent Perreten and colleagues (University of Berne, Switzerland) and is now available.
2013-02-19
A MLST scheme for Pediococcus pentosaceus has been developed by Maria Elena Martino and colleagues (University of Padova, Italy) and is now available.
2013-02-13
A MLST scheme for Flavobacterium psychrophilum has been developed by Eric Duchaud, Pierre Nicolas and colleagues (INRA, France) and is now available.
2013-02-01
A MLST scheme for Streptococcus canis has been developed by Marcos Pinho, Mário Ramirez and colleagues (University of Lisbon, Portugal) and is now available.
2012-11-21
A MLST scheme for Mycobacterium abscessus complex has been developed by Song Yee Kim (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea) and is now available.
2012-11-14
A MLST scheme for Bacillus licheniformis has been developed by Elisabeth Henie Madslien (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment) and is now available.
2012-09-17
A MLST scheme for Yersinia spp. has been developed by Alan McNally, Miquette Hall, Nick Thomson and Mark Achtman and is now available.
2012-09-07
Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) has commissioned the creation of a comprehensive online library of the genomes of all meningococcal disease isolates for 2010/11 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, open to scientists anywhere in the world. The aim is to enable advancement in serogroup B meningococcal vaccine research, making a lasting contribution to MenB vaccine development. Genome data can be accessed from within the Neisseria PubMLST database using a project-specific view.
2012-08-30
A MLST scheme for Helicobacter cinaedi has been developed by Emiko Rimbara and colleagues, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan and is now available.
2012-08-06
A MLST scheme for Achromobacter spp. has been developed by Theodore Spilker and John Lipuma, University of Michigan, USA and is now available.
2012-03-08
A MLST scheme for Vibrio tapetis has been developed by Sabela Balboa Méndez and Jesús López Romalde at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain and is now available.
2012-01-20
A MLST scheme for Yersinia ruckeri has been developed by Asmine Bastardo and colleages at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain and is now available.
2012-01-19
The MLST schemes for Brachyspira spp., B. hyodysenteriae, B. intermedia are now hosted within a combined BIGSdb database. These have been joined by a new scheme for B. pilosicoli
2011-11-11
The MLST schemes for Campylobacter helveticus, C. insulaenigrae, C. lari and C. upsaliensis are now hosted within a combined BIGSdb database.
2011-11-11
The Neisseria database now hosts loci representing most of the meningococcal core genome.
2011-09-20
MLST schemes for Blastocystis subtypes 3 and 4 have been developed by Rune Stensvold and Graham Clark at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
2011-08-12
A MLST scheme for Lactococcus lactis 936-like bacteriophage MLST has been developed by Sylvain Moineau, Maxim Moisan and colleagues at the Université Laval, Québec, Canada and is now available.
2011-06-29
The MLST scheme for Mycoplasma agalactiae is now available. This scheme was developed by Laura McAuliffe, Richard Ellis and colleages (Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency), UK.
2011-05-26
A MLST scheme for Aeromonas spp. has been developed by Barbara Cardazzo and colleages at the University of Padova, Italy and is now available.
2010-12-10
A MLST scheme for Lactobacillus salivarius has been developed by Emma Raftis and colleagues at University College, Cork, Ireland, and is now available.
2010-10-08
The MLST scheme for Haemophilus parasuis is now available. This scheme was developed by Karen Register (USDA), Mike Mullins (USDA), Virginia Aragon-Fernandez (Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal [CReSA]-UAB-IRTA, Spain) and colleagues.
2010-08-26
A MLST scheme for Propionibacterium acnes has been developed by Anna Gao, Chris Dowson and colleagues at the University of Warwick and is now available.
2010-06-28
The MLST scheme for Clostridium botulinum is now available. This scheme was developed by Guangyun Lin and Mark Jacobson (University of Wisconsin, USA).
2010-06-14
A MLST scheme for Corynebacterium diphtheriae has been developed by Frances Bolt, Chris Dowson and colleagues at the University of Warwick and is now available.
2010-05-11
A MLST scheme for Sinorhizobium has been developed by Peter van Berkum at the Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, and is now available.
2010-04-22
A MLST scheme for Brachyspira intermedia has been developed by Tom La, David Hampson and Nyree Phillips at Murdoch University, Australia and is now available.
2010-02-01
A MLST scheme for Pasteurella multocida developed to investigate avian isolates has been developed by Sounthi Subaaharan and Pat Blackall (Animal Research Institute, Australia) and is now available.
2010-01-18
The MLST scheme for Xylella fastidiosa is now available. This scheme was developed by Leonard Nunney, Richard Stouthamer and Robin Bromley (University of California, Riverside, USA).
2010-01-13
A MLST scheme for Clostridium septicum has been developed by Tony Neumann and colleagues (Danisco USA Inc) and is now available.
2010-01-06
A MLST scheme for Clostridium difficile has been developed by David Griffiths, Kate Dingle and colleagues (University of Oxford, UK) and is now available.
2009-10-09
A MLST scheme for Cronobacter species has been developed by Adam Baldwin, Chris Dowson (University of Warwick, UK) and Stephen Forsythe (Nottingham Trent University, UK) and is now available.
2009-07-02
A new plasmid MLST scheme has been developed by Duy Phan and John Wain (Sanger Institute, UK) and is now available. This contains data for Incompatibility Group HI1 plasmids.
2009-05-14
The Listeria MLST schemes have been consolidated and are now hosted on the Pasteur MLST site.
2009-05-11
A MLST scheme for Streptococcus oralis has been developed by Thuy Do, William Wade and David Beighton (King's College London) and is now available.
2009-04-24
The MLST scheme for Mannheimia haemolytica is now available. This scheme was developed by Andreas Petersen, Magne Bisgaard and Henrik Christensen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark).
2009-04-20
A MLST scheme for Brachyspira hyodysenteriae has been developed by Tom La, David Hampson and Nyree Phillips at Murdoch University, Australia and is now available.
2009-02-19
The MLST scheme for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is now available. This scheme was developed by Daniel Jonas (University of Freiburg, Germany).
2008-08-11
The Klebsiella pneumoniae database has moved to the Pasteur MLST site.
2008-08-08
The MLST scheme for Arcobacter species is now available. This scheme was developed by William Miller (USDA).
2008-06-17
A MLST scheme for Streptococcus zooepidemicus has been developed by Andrew Waller and colleagues at the Animal Health Trust and is now available.
2008-05-23
A plasmid MLST scheme has been developed by Aurora García-Fernández and Alessandra Carattoli (Istituto Superiore di Sanità) and is now available. This currently includes data for Incompatibility Group I1 plasmids.
2008-03-26
mlstdbNet version 2.0.0, the software that runs the databases on this site, has been released. Details of new features can be found in the release notes.
2008-01-15
A MLST scheme for Brachyspira species has been developed by Therese Råsbäck (National Veterinary Institute, Sweden) and is now available.
2007-11-14
Isolates and profiles can now be queried by exact or partial matches to submitter surnames or affiliations. It is now very easy to search for all isolates submitted by a particular laboratory using a partial match to user affiliation.
2007-09-06
A MLST scheme for Vibrio parahaemolyticus is now available. This was developed by Narjol Gonzalez-Escalona (FDA, USA).
2007-08-09
mlstdbNet version 1.6 has been released. This is the software that runs the databases on this site. Details of new features can be found in the release notes.
2007-04-03
The MLST scheme for Streptomyces is now available. This scheme was developed by Yinping Guo and Ying Huang (State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources, Institute of Microbiology, CAS, China).
2007-01-05
A MLSA scheme for Borrelia burgdorferi is now available. This is not strictly a MLST scheme as it uses some non-housekeeping genes for pan-genus taxonomy. The scheme was developed by Danièle Postic, Martine Garnier and Guy Baranton (Pasteur Institute, Paris, France).
2006-12-15
A Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) Application Programming Interface (API) has been developed to enable software developers to write applications that can query the MLST databases directly without using the standard web interface.
2006-09-05
The Wolbachia MLST website has gone live. The scheme was developed by Laura Baldo (University of California, Riverside, CA, USA) and Jack Werren (University of Rochester, NY, USA).
2006-08-11
The MLST scheme for Listeria monocytogenes is now available. This scheme was developed by Julio Vazquez and colleagues (Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain).
2006-08-01
The Campylobacter insulaenigrae MLST database has gone live. The scheme was developed by Bill Miller (US Dept. of Agriculture).
2006-06-29
It is now possible to select which fields you would like displayed in the main results table following an isolate search. Selections can be made from the 'options' page of the database.
2006-06-21
The Aspergillus fumigatus MLST scheme is available. This has been developed by Frank Odds at the University of Aberdeen, UK.
2006-04-26
The Candida krusei MLST website has gone live. The scheme was developed by Mette Jacobson and Frank Odds (University of Aberdeen, UK).
2006-01-13
The Porphyromonas gingivalis MLST scheme is now available. This has been developed by Morten Enersen and Dominique Caugant at the University of Oslo, Norway.
2006-01-04
New functionality has been added to the profiles databases. Using the 'locus explorer' you can now investigate polymorphic sites and, for haploid schemes, codon usage, GC content and translated sequences for each of the loci of a scheme.
2005-10-13
We now have a mirror site in the United States (University of Pittsburgh). This mirror can be accessed at usmirror1.pubmlst.org. We are very grateful to Kathleen Shutt for setting this up and to Lee Harrison for agreeing to host the site.
2005-10-13
The Acinetobacter baumannii MLST website has gone live. The scheme was developed by Sergio G. Bartual in the laboratory of Francisco Rodríguez-Valera (Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain) and in close collaboration with Harald Seifert (University of Cologne, Germany).
2005-09-12
The Burkholderia cepacia complex MLST website is now available. The scheme was developed by Adam Baldwin in the laboratory of Chris Dowson (Warwick University, UK), in close collaboration with Esh Mahenthiralingam (Cardiff University, UK).
2005-07-19
The Bordetella MLST profiles database has gone live. This scheme was developed by Dimitri Diavatopoulos and Frits Mooi at the RIVM, Netherlands.
2005-05-25
The Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus) MLST database has moved to this site.
2005-05-10
The Klebsiella pneumoniae MLST databases are now available. This scheme was developed by Sylvain Brisse at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France.
2005-03-15
Web tools for analysis of MLST data are now available. These offer profile split decomposition analysis, tree drawing, BURST, non-redundant allele identification and linkage analysis.
2005-02-10
Our first mirror site in the Southern Hemisphere has gone live at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. We are very grateful to Paul Rainey for agreeing to host the site, which can be accessed at http://nzmirror1.pubmlst.org.