Last updated 30th November 2011
The primary purpose of this Multi-Locus Sequence Typing (hereafter MLST) website is for the molecular typing and global epidemiology of bacteria and other microorganisms and for research into their evolutionary and population biology.
The websites and databases at www.mlst.net are located at the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London.
This site is developed and maintained by the MLST manager, David Aanensen (Imperial College). The reference for citation of this website: Aanensen DM, Spratt BG (2005) The multilocus sequence typing network: mlst.net Nucleic Acids Res. Jul 1;33(Web Server issue):W728-33
The results of database queries and analyses may be used and published by the users. Indeed, we encourage the use of the MLST site for research and public health purposes. However, this website, and the Wellcome Trust, must be acknowledged in all publications.
Although individuals may download the databases, copies of the MLST databases may not be used to produce their own publically-accessible database driven web server. Data submitters should be aware that their data may be downloaded and used in this way.
For reasons of security and accountability, we require that all submitters of data are registered users of the website and provide an email address or other means of communication. No password is required to use the MLST databases. We reserve the right to enforce stronger security if we detect abuse of the website.
The list of submitters is also useful for the purpose of discussion of matters of mutual interest and will be made available to any person on the list on application to the webmaster.
We cannot be held liable for any misuse of data held on this site or for any consequences of errors, loss or corruption of data, or of down-time of the site.