Submission of data to the plasmid databases

All users are welcome to submit their plasmid/isolate information and new allele sequences to our databases. In order that queries and requests for plasmids can be addressed to the submitter of isolate data, the name and affiliation of the submitter will be displayed on the website.

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 and profiles. You can access this by clicking the 'Submissions' link in the typing database.

  • New allele sequences need to be trimmed to the start and end sites of the locus (see existing alleles for comparison). Sequences determined by whole genome methods can be submitted as FASTA files. Sequences determined by Sanger methods should be accompanied by a minimum of two high-quality sequence reads (ABI/SCF trace files), with at least one in each direction, which can be uploaded as supporting data.
  • New profile/ST assignment requires that you also submit data for a plasmid that has that profile. Please add the plasmid name to the id field of the profile submission, fill out the isolate submission using the appropriate template from the table below, and attach this as supporting data to the profile submission.

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.

Data describing the isolate/plasmid can be included using the submission templates linked below:

Scheme Curators Submission template
IncA/C Steven Hancock; Minh-Duy Phan Download
incF Alessandra Carattoli Download
incHI1 Minh-Duy Phan Download
incHI2 Alessandra Carattoli Download
IncI1 Alessandra Carattoli Download
IncN Alessandra Carattoli Download