The Acinetobacter baumannii databases

This database hosts two MLST schemes.

Oxford scheme

The first is described in Bartual et al. Development of a multilocus sequence typing scheme for characterization of clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii. J Clin Microbiol 2005, 43:4382-4390. This is commonly referred to as the 'Oxford' scheme because it was hosted on the PubMLST site at the University of Oxford. This scheme was developed by Sergio G. Bartual in the laboratory of Francisco Rodríguez-Valera (Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain) and in close collaboration with Harald Seifert (University of Cologne, Germany).

The Oxford scheme is curated by Hilmar Wisplinghoff.

Pasteur scheme

The second scheme is described in Diancourt et al. The population structure of Acinetobacter baumannii: expanding multiresistant clones from an ancestral susceptible genetic pool. PLoS One 2010, 7:e10034. This is commonly referred to as the 'Pasteur' scheme in order to differentiate it from the 'Oxford' scheme.

The Pasteur scheme is curated by Raffaelle Zarrilli, Virginie Passet and Sylvain Brisse.