Salmonella serotype prediction using the GalaxyTrakr SeqSero2 workflow v1

Evelyn LadinesShauna Madson


Salmonella serotypes are defined by two surface structures, O antigen and two H antigens. Traditional serotype determination is performed with the Salmonella serological somatic (O) and flagellar (H) tests and paired with biochemical confirmation. More than 2,600 Salmonella serotypes have been described in the White-Kauffmann-Le Minor scheme. Molecular methods for serotype determination have been developed based on genes responsible for serotype antigens. These genes are encoded in the rfb gene cluster, fliC, and fljB. SeqSero2 is a bioinformatic pipeline that uses whole genome sequence (WGS) data from pure-culture isolates to perform in silico analysis to determine the antigenic formula, including somatic (O) antigens and both flagellar (H) antigens. This provides continuity with the well-established scheme for phenotypic Salmonella serotypes. PURPOSE: This document outlines the steps required to run SeqSero2 v1.1.1 on a collection of isolates in the GalaxyTrakr environment. This is performed by utilizing a custom workflow called “SeqSero2 v1.1.1 collection workflow” and downloading the resulting table. SCOPE: This protocol covers the following tasks: 1. set up an account in GalaxyTrakr 2. Create a new history/workspace 3. Upl...Continue Reading

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