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Neisseria PubMLST Curators

Neisseria genomes hosted on PubMLST are annotated with their exact alleleic variant at >1600 loci. Ultimately, we aim to cover the entire Neisseria pan-genome using this gene-by-gene approach. Genome annotation has, in the past, involved individuals or small groups annotating the entire genome based on sequence similarity to existing records. This can lead to the propagation of errors in nomenclature related to perceived function.

We would like to engage the entire community in the annotation process. This involves the initial identification and ongoing oversight of linking coding sequences to function. Every locus defined in the database has a descriptive record that can contain details of the biochemical pathway that its product is a part of and links to the primary literature. If you have in-depth knowledge of a specialized part of Neisseria biology and would be willing to assist in this annotation process we would like to hear from you.

Existing curators

Various loci are currently being curated by specific curators from Oxford and external research groups. These are listed below.

Details about how to curate locus descriptions

Please contact Keith Jolley or Martin Maiden if you would like to help and be a curator for specific loci.


Citing the database

The preferred format for citing this website in publications is:

This publication made use of the Neisseria Multi Locus Sequence Typing website (https://pubmlst.org/ neisseria/) 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 and European Union.