Ridom SpaServer - Submit a new spa-type

Note: Ridom StaphType users are asked to submit their new spa-repeats and -types via the StaphType software synchronization process. This form is intended only for SpaServer users not (yet :-) using the software. Please note, that we only accept NEW repeats and types!

If your uploaded sequence data contain indeed a new spa-type and/or –repeat and is of sufficient quality then the assignment will be finished within 1-2 weeks after submission.

Due to the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we do not any more ask for personal data, therefore submissions will not be answered by email. Please use after two weeks the Search for Isolate ID functionality to check the assigned spa-type of your submitted isolate.

The sequences must contain the following 5' and 3' signatures on the correct positions to allow a reliable spa-typing:
Signature Sequence Distance to Repeats Regions
5' Signature RCA MCA AAA 0 1156-1164; -9 to -1
3' Signature TAY ATG TCG T 19 or 18 1472-1481; +19 to +28 or +20 to +29
The signatures are numbered according to the forward strand of S. aureus (GenBank accession no. J01786).

DNA Sequencing of the spa Gene

Strain Data
Chromatogram Files (in SCF or ABI format)
Forward File: *
Reverse File: *
Isolate ID: *
Isolation Date: *
Country: *
Origin: *
Associated with:
PubMed ID:
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