GoSeqIt offers web-services that based on DNA sequences enable fast, reliable, confidential, and user-friendly characterisation of bacteria.

The GoSeqIt Tools web platform is currently in public beta mode. This means you can sign up and try the platform for free.

When uploading bacterial draft genomes to GoSeqIt Tools, you will get information on:

  • The quality of the bacterial genome
  • The bacterial species (1)
  • The Multilocus Sequence Type of the bacteria (2)
  • Presence of acquired antibiotic resistance genes (3)
  • Presence of virulence factors (for Escherichia coliStaphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus, and Listeria) (4)
  • Presence of plasmids (for Enterobacteriaceae and gram-positive bacteria)  (5)
  • and finally plasmid Multilocus Sequence Typing for plasmids of the type IncN, IncHI1, IncHI2, IncI1, IncF and IncA/C (5)

Please click here to try GoSeqIt Tools: GoSeqIt Tools

The Bacterial Analysis Pipeline (6) and the E. coli serotyping (7) methods are now available via Illumina BaseSpace Sequence Hub.



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