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Plasmid MLST Databases

This site uses two linked databases powered by the BIGSdb genomics platform. The sequence definition database contains allele sequence and MLST profile definitions whereas the isolate database contains provenance and epidemiological information. Further details about BIGSdb can be found in Jolley & Maiden 2010, BMC Bioinformatics 11:595.

The Plasmid MLST website contains databases containing definitions for MLST of the A/C, I1, HI1, HI2, F and N incompatibility groups.

IncI1, IncHI2, F and N schemes: developed by Aurora García-Fernández and Alessandra Carattoli, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy (funded by the European Commission and the Italian Ministry of Research and University). Curated by Alessandra Carattoli.

IncHI1 scheme: developed by Minh-Duy Phan and John Wain when they were at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK. Curated by Minh-Duy Phan.

IncA/C scheme: developed by Steven Hancock, Minh-Duy Phan and Mark Schembri at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Curated by Steven Hancock and Minh-Duy Phan.

Citing the database

The preferred format for citing this website in publications is:

This publication made use of the plasmid MLST website (https://pubmlst.org/ plasmid/) 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: 769
IncA/C cgPMLST: 41
IncA/C PMLST: 13
IncHI1 MLST: 15
IncHI2 DLST: 15
IncI1 MLST: 313
IncN MLST: 22
pBSSB1-family: 35

Isolate database
Isolates: 1,958
Last updated: 2019-07-25