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If you have developed or are in the process of developing an MLST scheme for any organism, we may be able to help you.

We are happy to host MLST databases for you. Please contact (Keith Jolley) for advice on how to proceed. The databases are run using the highly configurable BIGSdb software on Linux servers, offering extremely fast and versatile querying. The databases can be curated using a password protected web interface which allows the easy uploading of batch data.

Please note that a condition of us hosting your scheme on PubMLST is that you must commit to ongoing curation of data submitted by the community.

Database software

Alternatively you may wish to set up your own site using the BIGSdb software. This is published under an open source licence and is freely available for download.

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Please contact (Keith Jolley) if you have any comments or suggestions concerning the website and the databases. The software is continually being improved but new functionality is generally developed when people request it - so if it doesn't currently do what you want, please let us know!

The PubMLST site is hosted at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK.  The site is maintained by (Keith Jolley) (research group of Martin Maiden). Funding is provided by The Wellcome Trust.