Querying the isolate database by allelic profiles
If a scheme, such as MLST, has been defined for an isolate database it is possible to query the database against complete or partial allelic profiles. Even if no scheme is defined, queries can be made against all loci.
On the index page, click 'Search by combinations of loci (profiles) - including partial matching' for any defined scheme. Enter either a partial (any combination of loci) or complete profile. Alternatively, for scheme profiles, you can enter a primary key value (e.g. ST) and select 'Autofill' to automatically fill in the associated profile.
You can then choose how close a match you'd like to return, e.g. all profiles that match at 6 or more loci, or an exact or nearest match. All isolates containing matching profiles will then be returned.