Sequence type analysis and recombinational tests (START)

Bioinformatics. 2001 Dec;17(12):1230-1. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/17.12.1230.


The 32-bit Windows application START is implemented using Visual Basic and C(++) and performs analyses to aid in the investigation of bacterial population structure using multilocus sequence data. These analyses include data summary, lineage assignment, and tests for recombination and selection.

Availability: START is available at


Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Genes, Bacterial*
  • Recombination, Genetic*
  • Sequence Analysis / methods*
  • Software*