ST & Profile Query - Single
Enter the seven allele numbers that correspond to the allelic profile of your query isolate in the appropriate boxes and click 'Query entire database''.
NOTE: the numbers below each locus box indicate the highest allele number present in the database for that locus.
The default setting returns those isolates in the database that exactly match the query allelic profile. If no isolates match exactly, the closest matches are returned, as in the following screenshot:
The dropdown menu to the right of the locus boxes allows you to return those isolates in the database whose allelic profiles have some pre-defined level of similarity to the query allelic profile. Thus, isolates that match the query allelic profile at four of more loci could be selected, as in the following screenshot:
If more than three STs are returned, the output can be viewed using eBURST by clicking the 'eBURST' TAB below the search boxes, as in the following screenshot:
Alternatively, you can view the query results (again if more than three STs are returned) on a tree based on allelic profile differences, by clicking the 'Trees' tab, as in the following screenshot:
Your query allelic profile is highlighted in RED on the tree. As previously, options to the right of the tree allow you to zoom and change label and node size. Furthermore you can launch the tree as fullscreen to view in further detail or save the image as a PNG.
In the next section we describe the Batch ST & Profile Query which allows you to paste in more than one query allelic profile at a time.