START (Sequence Type Analysis and Recombinational Tests) is a selection of tools useful in the analysis of MLST data. These tools can be broadly divided into four categories:

This program may be used and distributed freely but only as part of its original installation package. We would be grateful for any comments, suggestions or bug reports. Please send these to keith.jolley@medawar.ox.ac.uk.

If you use this software in your publications, please cite Jolley et al (2001) Bioinformatics, 17, 1230-1231.

The latest version of this software is available for download from http://pubmlst.org/software/analysis/start/.

START is no longer supported. You may like to try START2 instead.