Table 1

DNA-DNA % relatedness of Cronobacter strains (in 2 × SSC + 5% formamide at 70°C)

C. sakazakii ATCC 29544T

C. sakazakii ATCC 12868

C. turicensis 3032 (LMG 23827T)

C. muytjensii ATCC 51329T

C. dublinensis NCTC 9844


C. sakazakii ATCC 12868

70.0 (2.4)§

C. turicensis 3032 (LMG 23827T)

51.8 (2.8)

51.9 (2.6)

C. muytjensii ATCC 51329T

53.3 (3.0)

42.0 (4.0)

56.0 (4.2)

C. muytjensii CDC 3523-75

37.7 (1.8)

31.3 (6.2)

91.9 (4.9)

C. dublinensis NCTC 9844

16.7 (7.6)

43.0 (9.8)

36.8 (2.2)

54.5 (4.7)

C. dublinensis CDC 5960-70

37.3 (0.0)

54.8 (2.1)

77.4 (7.5)

Cronobacter genomospecies 1 NCTC 9529

55.5 (1.0)

54.4 (3.9)

55.0 (3.3)

53.1 (6.6)

45.9 (2.0)


§% relatedness values are averages of duplicate measurements and standard deviations are given in parentheses (values can be reproduced in a range of about 10%).

Iversen et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007 7:64   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-64

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