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Bio::MLST::Check - Multilocus sequence type checking using blast


version 2.1.1706216


High throughput multilocus sequence typing (MLST) checking.


This application is for taking Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) sources from multiple locations and consolidating them in one place so that they can be easily used (and kept up to date). Then you can provide FASTA files and get out sequence types for a given MLST database. Two spreadsheets are outputted, one contains the allele number for each locus, and the ST (or nearest ST), the other contains the genomic sequence for each allele. If more than 1 allele gives 100% identity for a locus, the contaminated flag is set. Optionally you can output a concatenated sequence in FASTA format, which you can then use with tree building programs. New, unseen alleles are saved in FASTA format, with 1 per file, for submission to back to MLST databases.

It requires NCBI Blast+ to be installed and for blastn and makeblastdb to be in your PATH.

   # Add this environment variable to your ~/.bashrc file - do this once
   export MLST_DATABASES=/path/to/where_you_want_to_store_the_databases
   # Download the latest copy of the databases (run it once per month)
   # Find the sequence types for all fasta files in your current directory
   get_sequence_type -s "Clostridium difficile" *.fa

   use Bio::MLST::Check;
     'species'           => 'E.coli',
     'base_directory'    => '/path/to/dir',
     'raw_input_fasta_files'  => ['myfasta.fa'],
     'makeblastdb_exec'  => 'makeblastdb',
     'blastn_exec'       => 'blastn',
     'output_directory'  => '/path/to/output',
     'output_fasta_files'=> 1,



Creates a spreadsheet of results, FASTA files with novel sequences and optionally a concatentated sequence (FASTA) for tree building.


Andrew J. Page <>


This software is Copyright (c) 2012 by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The GNU General Public License, Version 3, June 2007