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RESTful Application Programming Interface (API)

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. There is no need to add a delay between multiple sequential requests from a single process, but please do not make requests from multiple processes/threads simultaneously. If a client makes multiple simultaneous requests for a prolonged period of time, it may impact other users and its IP address is likely to be banned.



2019-02-11: A MLST scheme for "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" has been developed by Minna Haapalainen and colleagues at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and is now available.

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.