Metadata Fields

Helper Columns

check-iconSelect Column

Multiple rows can be selected for bulk processing if the leftmost checkbox is ticked. Multiple rows can also be selected in the usual way by using shift+click. Selected rows are the target for assembling multiple genomes or downloading multiple assemblies. By right clicking, a context menu will allow you to select/unselect all rows.

Edit Column

This column shows whether you have editing rights on the row. A pencil icon means that the row can be edited either directly by clicking onto a cell or by clicking on the pencil icon and editing all the records at once, A red background shows that the row contains errors and a yellow background indicates changes have been made in the row.




A unique name given to the strain.

Data Source

This cell shows the SRA run accession associated with strain. If there is a single record associated with the strain, the accession number will be shown otherwise ‘many’ and the number of records in brackets will be displayed. Alternatively, it will indicate that the data is legacy MLST data and no genome as such is associated with the strain. Clicking on this column will produce a popup showing a summary of the SRA data with the following fields:

  • Accession No.
  • Sequencing Platform - the sequencing method
  • Sequencing Library
  • Insert Size
  • Experiment
  • Bases
  • Average Length
  • Status



The source of the strain. It is divided into three hierarchical levels:

  • Source Niche
  • Source Type
  • Source Details

Collection Date

The date when the strain was collected. The should be in the format DD/MM/YYYY, MM/YYYY or YYYY so 27/3/2010, 3/2010 or 2010 are all acceptable. The date can either be typed in by clicking on the cell or via a date dialog by clicking on the calendar icon.


The location where the strain was isolated. This is divided into subsections according to the GeoNames ontology. Clicking on the cell will open up a dialog showing these levels and an auto-correct facility allows entry of all levels at once:

  • Continent - either Africa,Asia,Europe,North America,South America or Oceania.
  • Country - country names are derived from either Google Maps API or GeoNames. For a full list of countries, go to Wikipedia.
  • Region - this corresponds to the administration level 1 region.




Antigenic Formulas

Lab Contact

Phage Type

Antibiotic Resistance




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