Search and Compare Similar spoligotyping patterns contained in the SITVIT2 database

Please note that the newly released SITVIT2 (an updated version of SITVITWEB) is now freely available at: http://www.pasteur-guadeloupe.fr:8081/SITVIT2/

Correction to SpolSimilaritySearch tool results (June 12th, 2017):
Since its release dated April 19th, 2017, we came across an error regarding mislabelling of SIT3099 as EAI5 sublineage, which has now been revised as LAM9 in the SITVIT2 database to be released soon. Users are therefore advised to consider the SIT3099 (octal pattern 777777607700171, binary pattern ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■□□□□■■■■■■□□□□□□□□■■■■■ or 1111111111111111111100001111110000000011111) as SIT3099/LAM9).

This Web tool allows user to search for similar spoligotyping profiles in function of a given query provided by the user. Spoligotyping method is one of the most commonly used methods permitting the identification of members of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC). Despite known limitations, this method allowed a probable identification of more than 100,000 isolates (collected from 169 countries of origin of patient) in the SITVIT2 proprietary database of the Institut Pasteur de la Guadeloupe. SpolSimilaritySearch tool incorporates a similarity search algorithm allowing users to get a complete overview of similar spoligotype patterns (containing information on 43 spacers that could be absent or present) existing in our database, and according to their search criteria.

For information on how to use this tool please Readme!
The complete list of Spoligotypes is available here!

For full description, see the following publication:
Couvin D, Zozio T, Rastogi N. 2017. SpolSimilaritySearch — A web tool to compare and search similarities between spoligotypes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 105:49-52.

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