Meningococcal Typing

EMGM-recommended typing targets

The strain designation for meningococci, recommended by the European Meningococcal Disease Society (EMGM), is to include the serogroup, PorA VRs, FetA VR, MLST sequence type and clonal complex. An example is:
C: P1.5,2-1: F5-4: ST-11 (cc11)

Further details can be found in Jolley et al. 2007 FEMS Microbiol Rev 31:89-96.

Other gene targets