Table 1

Sources of strains used in this study

BacteriumNo. of strains and sourceaNo. of strains
Cronobacter sakazakii3A, 2B, 39C,3D,4E, 2F, 2G, 3H, 4I, 4J, 5K, 48L119
    O11A, 5C, 2D, 2E, 1F, 1G, 1H, 2I, 2K, 32L49
    O22A, 2B, 16C, 1E, 4J, 2K, 7L34
    O37C, 1K8
    O43C, 1F, 4L8
    O53C, 1I4
    O61C, 1I, 6L8
    O74C, 1D, 1E, 1G, 1H8
Other Cronobacter spp.1A, 2E, 2I, 1L, 1M2
    C. malonaticus O1b2E2
    C. muytjensii1A1
    C. dublinensis1I, 1L2
    C. turicensis1I, 1M2
Enterobacter cloacae1A,1N2
Enterobacter aerogenes2N2
Escherichia coli1A, 1O2
    O1111A1
    O1571O1
Salmonella enterica1A, 1O2
    O441A1
    D11O1
Shigella flexneri1A, 1L2
    2a1A1
    5a1L1
Total136
  • a Sources are indicated by superscript letters as follows: A, American Type Culture Collection, USA; B, Czech Collection of Microorganisms (CCM), Czech Republic; C, environmental isolates from food by Tianjin Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, China; D, environmental isolates from food by Liaoning Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, China; E, Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine, Beijing, China; F, environmental isolates from food by Jilin Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, China; G, environmental isolates from food by Neimenggu Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, China; H, environmental isolates from food by Shenyang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, China; I, environmental isolates from food by Xinjiang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, China; J, environmental isolates from food by Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, China; K, environmental isolates from food by Hunan Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, China; L, environmental isolates from food by Beijing Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, China; M, Environmental isolates from food by Hubei Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, China; N, China General Microbiological Culture Collection Center (CGMCC), China; and O, National Center for Medical Culture Collection (CMCC), China.

  • b Based on previously published data (22).