Multilocus sequence typing (MLST)

Wet-lab technology to detect variability in 5-10 housekeeping genes for identifying bacterial strains.

The E. coli MLST scheme, for example, includes 7 sequence fragments of the following seven conserved genes: adk, fumC, gyrB, icd, mdh, purA, recA.

MLST databases

PubMLST, University of Oxford

MLST Database, University of Warwick

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