Table 6

Consensus clustering generated from Tests 1, 3 and 4 data

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)


C. sakazakii

3

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


C. sakazakii

4

C(1), IF(1)

C(7), IF(5), MP(1), E(1), Washing Brush(1), U(1)


C. sakazakii

8

C(5)


C. sakazakii

12

U(1)


C. sakazakii

13

C(1)


C. sakazakii

15

C(1)


C. sakazakii

16

Spices(1)


C. sakazakii

17

IF(1)


C. sakazakii

18

C(1)


C. malonaticus

7

C(3), Faeces(1), WF(1)


C. malonaticus

10

Herbs(1)


C. malonaticus

11

C(1)


All strains in cluster 1 (non-pathogenic) are negative for inositol fermentation, all strains in cluster 2 are positive for inositol fermentation. For abbreviations in this table see footnote to Table 1. 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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