TABLE 2.

Emetic B. cereus reference strains used

StrainaOriginReference
F4810/72bEmetic food poisoning, United Kingdom 33
NC7401bEmetic food poisoning, Japan 1
NS117cSpruce tree, Norway 18
F3080B/84cEmetic food poisoning, United Kingdom 28
F5881cEmetic food poisoning, United Kingdom 4
RIVM-BC68cFeces, The Netherlands 3
B203cRice mush, Finland 22
  • a The strains are listed with original strain identification numbers.

  • b From the HAMBI Culture Collection, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

  • c Kindly provided by Maria A. Andersson, Department of Applied Chemistry and Microbiology, Division of Microbiology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.