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RESTful Application Programming Interface (API)

PubMLST.org has offered a SOAP API since 2006 to provide programmatic access to MLST data. This is now deprecated in favour of a RESTful interface and clients should migrate at their earliest convenience.

The RESTful interface is an integral component of the BIGSdb software allowing almost all of the data stored within the site to now be accessible via this interface. The API also facilitates submission of new data via third-party clients.

The API can be accessed at http://rest.pubmlst.org/.

The API is described in Jolley et al. (2017) Database 2017: bax060 and is fully documented at http://bigsdb.readthedocs.org/en/latest/rest.html.

Please do not abuse the service. If a client makes multiple simultaneous requests for a prolonged period of time, it impacts other users and its IP address is likely to be banned.



2018-11-15: A MLST scheme for Pseudomonas putida has been developed by Kohei Ogura at Kanazawa University, Japan, and is now available.

2018-10-30: A MLST scheme for Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum has been developed by Linda Grillová and colleagues at the Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic and University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, and is now available.

2018-10-26: A MLST scheme for Piscirickettsia salmonis has been developed by Adolfo Isla and colleagues at Universidad Austral de Chile, and is now available.

2018-10-15: A new paper describing the PubMLST website and its underlying genomics platform, BIGSdb, has been published in Wellcome Open Research.