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Ribosomal Multilocus Sequence Typing (rMLST)

Ribosomal Multilocus Sequence Typing (rMLST) is an approach that indexes variation of the 53 genes encoding the bacterial ribosome protein subunits (rps genes) as a means of integrating microbial taxonomy and typing.

The rps gene variation catalogued in this database permits rapid and computationally non-intensive identification of the phylogenetic position of any bacterial sequence at the domain, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species and strain levels.

rMLST is described in Jolley et al. 2012 Microbiology 158:1005-15.

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Genome taxonomic coverage

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The rMLST website and database is hosted at The Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK.

Database curated by James Bray.


For academic non commercial use only. For full terms and conditions please see rMLST_licence.pdf. To discuss any other sort of use, including a commercial use licence, please contact innovation@innovation.ox.ac.uk quoting reference 7895/MC.

Access to the databases can be obtained by registering for a PubMLST account and making the request via the registration system.