Table 1

Clusters from Test 1 dataset

Cronobacter species

MLST type

Cluster 1: potential non-pathogenic

Source (number of strains)

Cluster 2: potential pathogenic

Source (number of strains)


C. sakazakii

1

IF(4), C(1), MP(1), Faeces(1)

IF(1)


C. sakazakii

3

IF(1), EFT(2), FuF(4), U(1)


C. sakazakii

4

C(9), IF(7), MP(1), Washing Brush(1), E(1), U(2)


C. sakazakii

8

C(1)

C(6), IF(1)


C. sakazakii

12

C(3), U(1)


C. sakazakii

13

IF(1), C(1)


C. sakazakii

15

C(1)


C. sakazakii

16

Spices(1)


C. sakazakii

17

IF(1)


C. sakazakii

18

C(1)


C. sakazakii

21

F(1)


C. sakazakii

31

C(1)


C. sakazakii

35

Herbs(1)


C. sakazakii

40

F(1)


C. sakazakii

41

C(1)


C. malonaticus

7

C(5), F(1), Faeces(1)

C(2), MP(1), WF(1)


C. malonaticus

10

Herbs(2)


C. malonaticus

11

C(1)

C(2)


C. malonaticus

29

U(1)


C. turicensis

5

MP(1), Herbs(1), MP(1), C(2)


C. turicensis

19

U(1)


C. turicensis

32

IF(1)


C. turicensis

37

Herbs(1)


C. muytjensii

33

U(1)


C. muytjensii

34

U(1)


C. dublinensis

42

U(1)


C. dublinensis

43

U(1)


C. universalis

54

Freshwater(1)


Abbreviations: C: clinical, E: Environmental, EFT: Enteral Feeding Tube, F: Food, FuF: Follow up Formula, IF: Infant Formula, MP: Milk Powder, U: Unknown WF: Weaning Food. Sources of isolation and strain numbers are given in full in Additional File 1.

Hamby et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:204   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-204

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