Leptospirosis is a neglected infectious disease that constitutes a threat to both humans and animals. Comprehension about the epidemiological behavior and population dynamics of Leptospira may be helpful for the development of control measures. Thus, an effort was made to organize leptospiral sequences in a new and specific database. In addition, online bioinformatics tools were clustered in a web portal to facilitate sequences manipulation by scientists. LepBank (http://.lepbank.ufpel.edu.br) is a Leptospira sequences repository and a suite for systematics, which brings simplicity to leptospirosis research, integrating sophisticated online programs to a sequence database. We intend the database to be useful for the leptospirosis scientific community, providing standardized and high quality information and facilitating research into key aspects of the Leptospira taxonomy and phylogeny.
Eslabao, M. R., Dellagostin, O. A., & Cerqueira, G. M. (2010). LepBank: A Leptospira sequence repository and a portal for phylogenetic studies. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 10(4), 586 - 590. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2010.02.014