Scheme information - Ribosomal MLST

This is a universal typing scheme that works across the bacterial domain. It indexes variation of the 53 genes encoding the bacterial ribosome protein subunits (rps genes), as a means of integrating microbial genealogy and typing.


The primary key field indexes unique combinations of alleles at the member loci.

  • rST Primary key
  • genus
  • species
  • subspecies
  • lineage
  • sublineage
  • other_designation
  • notes


This scheme consists of alleles from 53 loci.