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Submission of data

All users are welcome to submit their new allele sequences to our database for Leptospira.  This information will be made available on this web site.

In order to maintain the quality of the data, the databases are curated and all submissions will be checked before entry. Therefore, please send your data to the curator of the database:


Format for submissions

Please E-mail the curator with the strain information or allelic profile as an attachment in Excel format using the appropriate template, which is downloadable below.  Please follow the instructions contained within the templates when submitting data.  Submissions of new allelic profiles require a submission of a corresponding isolate for the PubMLST database.

Database Template Version Field description
Isolates Download 2014-09-26 Fields

Please note that as there are three MLST schemes, some of which share locus names, the names are suffixed with their respective scheme number in the database and the submission template. Ensure you fill in the allelic profile for the scheme that you are using.

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Submission of new alleles

Please send an email to the curator with the forward and reverse trace files attached.

Citing the database

The preferred format for citing this website in publications is:

This publication made use of the Leptospira MLST website (https://pubmlst.org/ leptospira/) developed by Keith Jolley and sited at the University of Oxford (Jolley & Maiden 2010, BMC Bioinformatics, 11:595). The development of this site has been funded by the Wellcome Trust.


Sequence database
Sequences: 1124
MLST (scheme 1): 259
MLST (scheme 2): 106
MLST (scheme 3): 143

Isolate database
Isolates: 626
Last updated: 2017-12-03