Importing antibiotics data

This tutorial illustrates how to import zone diameter interpretive standards and equivalent minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) breakpoints in a BioNumerics database and how BioNumerics automatically converts your antibiotics data into Sensitive, Intermediate and Resistant (SIR) categories based on the defined standards.

Characters

A character is basically a name-value pair of which the value can be binary, multi-state or continuous. Because of this very broad definition, a wide variety of data can be analyzed as character types (= an array of characters). This includes morphological and biochemical features, commercial test panels (API®, Biolog®, Vitek®, etc.), antibiotics resistance profiles, fatty acid profiles, microarrays, SNP arrays, repeat numbers in MLVA, allelic profiles in MLST, etc.

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