Genome sequence of Cronobacter sakazakii SP291, a persistent thermotolerant isolate derived from a factory producing powdered infant formula

Genome Announc. 2013 Mar 21;1(2):e0008213. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00082-13.


Cronobacter is an opportunistic pathogen associated with meningitis in neonates. Based on long-term surveillance of a powdered infant formula production facility, a persistent and thermotolerant isolate, denoted Cronobacter sakazakii SP291, was detected. Here we report the complete genome along with the sequences of three plasmids identified in this organism.