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Clostridioides difficile 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.

Database submissions - We are using an automated system for submitting MLST data to all the Clostridium difficile database curators.

This MLST scheme was developed by David Griffiths, Kate Dingle (University of Oxford, UK) and colleagues.

Database curated by Kate Dingle.

Citing the database

The preferred format for citing this website in publications is:

This publication made use of the Clostridium difficile Multi Locus Sequence Typing website (https://pubmlst.org/ cdifficile/) 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: 2,783
Profiles (MLST): 691
Last updated: 2020-08-10

Isolate database
Isolates: 1,756
Last updated: 2020-08-10