Rapid and reliable identification of strains of the genus Cronobacter and its
differentiation from phenotypically similar, apathogenic Enterobacter turicensis,
Enterobacter helveticus and Enterobacter pulveris is important for surveillance,
prevention and control of this food-borne pathogen. Moreover, for Cronobacter a
species differentiation is relevant for epidemiological studies. This review summarizes
methods for detection, identification and typing of Cronobacter spp.