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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.


Automated submission system

We have introduced an automated system for submission of new alleles, profiles and isolate data.

Users will need an account in order to use the submission system. Please register if you do not already have an account.

Please read the submission system documentation for further details.

Template files

The template files listed below will help you upload your data in the correct format.

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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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/) 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: 163,371
MLST (scheme 1): 326
MLST (scheme 2): 273
MLST (scheme 3): 194
Last updated: 2020-07-12

Isolate database
Isolates: 1,531
Last updated: 2020-07-13