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.
- Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST)
- PorA and FetA sequences have now been incorporated in to the Neisseria PubMLST database where they can be queried through a unified interface.
Other gene targets
- opa sequencing
- porB, Factor H-binding protein, penA and rpoB sequencing - sequences are incorporated in the Neisseria PubMLST sequence database.