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Brachyspira MLST Databases

This site uses two linked databases powered by the BIGSdb genomics platform. The sequence definition database contains allele sequence and MLST profile definitions whereas the isolate database contains provenance and epidemiological information. Further details about BIGSdb can be found in Jolley & Maiden 2010, BMC Bioinformatics 11:595.

The Brachyspira MLST website contains schemes that cover the entire Brachyspira genus as well as a number of species-specific schemes.

Please note that we will be upgrading the operating system on the primary database server on Thursday 22 November. Access to the databases will be maintained from a backup server, but offline jobs and access to the automated submission system will be disabled while the work is carried out.

The whole genus MLST scheme is described in Råsbäck et al. (2007). Development of a multilocus sequence typing scheme for intestinal spirochaetes within the genus Brachyspira. Microbiology 153:4074-4087.

Database curated by Tom La [Whole genus, B. hyodysenteriae and B. intermedia schemes] and Eugene Neo [B. pilosicola scheme].

Citing the database

The preferred format for citing this website in publications is:

This publication made use of the Brachyspira MLST website (https://pubmlst.org/ brachyspira/) developed by Keith Jolley and sited at the University of Oxford (Jolley et al. Wellcome Open Res 2018, 3:124 [version 1; referees: 2 approved]). The development of this site has been funded by the Wellcome Trust.


Sequence database
Sequences: 1,468
B. hampsonii MLST: 20
B. hyodysenteriae MLST: 249
B. intermedia MLST: 83
B. pilosicoli MLST: 0
Brachyspira MLST: 36

Isolate database
Isolates: 695
Last updated: 2018-10-01