Please note, that we only accept NEW repeats and types in this submission
Submissions of NGS data (e.g., Illumina) are not accepted.
Note: Ridom SeqSphere users can easily submit their new spa-repeats
and -types via the software.
This form is intended only for SpaServer users not using the software.
If your uploaded sequence data contain indeed a new spa-type and is of
sufficient quality then the assignment will be finished within 1-2
weeks after submission.
Please not your Submission ID that will be shown after submission,
or bookmark and revisit the submission status page,
to check the current status of your submission.
Use the Find Submssion page to
search for the submission ID.
The sequences must contain the following 5' and 3' signatures on the
correct positions to allow a reliable spa-typing:
The signatures are numbered according to the forward strand
of S. aureus (GenBank accession no. J01786).
||Distance to Repeats
||RCA MCA AAA
||1156-1164; -9 to -1
||TAY ATG TCG T
||19 or 18
||1472-1481; +19 to +28 or +20 to +29
DNA Sequencing of the spa Gene