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Taxonavigation: Enterobacterales 

Superregnum: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Classis: Gammaproteobacteria
Ordo: Enterobacterales

Familia: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Cronobacter
Species: C. condimenti – C. dublinensis – C. helveticus (Enterobacter helveticus) – C. malonaticus – C. muytjensii – C. pulveris (Enterobacter pulveris) – C. sakazakii (Enterobacter sakazakii) – C. turicensis – C. universalis – C. zurichensis (Enterobacter turicensis)


Cronobacter Iversen et al. 2008 emend. Brady et al. 2013

Type species: C. sakazakii
(Farmer et al. 1980) Iversen et al. 2008, comb. nov.

Name of the genus derives from Cronus in Greek mythology.


Primary references[edit]

  • Iversen, C., Mullane, N., McCardell, B., Tall, B.D., Lehner, A., Fanning, S., Stephan, R. & Joosten, H. 2008. Cronobacter gen. nov., a new genus to accommodate the biogroups of Enterobacter sakazakii, and proposal of Cronobacter sakazakii gen. nov., comb. nov., Cronobacter malonaticus sp. nov., Cronobacter turicensis sp. nov., Cronobacter muytjensii sp. nov., Cronobacter dublinensis sp. nov., Cronobacter genomospecies 1, and of three subspecies, Cronobacter dublinensis subsp. dublinensis subsp. nov., Cronobacter dublinensis subsp. lausannensis subsp. nov. and Cronobacter dublinensis subsp. lactaridi subsp. nov. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 58: 1442–1447. (2008-06-01) DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.65577-0 Reference page
  • Brady, C., Cleenwerck, I., Venter, S., Coutinho, T. & De Vos, P. 2013. Taxonomic evaluation of the genus Enterobacter based on multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA): proposal to reclassify E. nimipressuralis and E. amnigenus into Lelliottia gen. nov. as Lelliottia nimipressuralis comb. nov. and Lelliottia amnigena comb. nov., respectively, E. gergoviae and E. pyrinus into Pluralibacter gen. nov. as Pluralibacter gergoviae comb. nov. and Pluralibacter pyrinus comb. nov., respectively, E. cowanii, E. radicincitans, E. oryzae and E. arachidis into Kosakonia gen. nov. as Kosakonia cowanii comb. nov., Kosakonia radicincitans comb. nov., Kosakonia oryzae comb. nov. and Kosakonia arachidis comb. nov., respectively, and E. turicensis, E. helveticus and E. pulveris into Cronobacter as Cronobacter zurichensis nom. nov., Cronobacter helveticus comb. nov. and Cronobacter pulveris comb. nov., respectively, and emended description of the genera Enterobacter and Cronobacter. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 36(5): 309–319. (2013-07) DOI: 10.1016/j.syapm.2013.03.005 Reference page


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