Francisella


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Noun1.Francisella - a genus of Gram-negative aerobic bacteria that occur as pathogens and parasite in many animals (including humans)
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
Francisella tularensis - the type species of the genus Francisella and the causal agent of tularemia in humans; can be used as a bioweapon
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The assay was able to detect 25 common bacterial pathogens (such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, Listeria monocytogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, and Staphylococcus aureus) and inactivated BT agents (such as Bacillus anthracis, Francisella tularensis, Yersinia pestis, and Brucella species) in about 3 hours and 45 minutes, compared with 24 or more hours for detection by culture, said Dr.
Tularemia is a zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis, which has been identified as a potential biological threat agent.
The PathAlert Detection System can be used by government, military, and research organizations for accurate detection of infectious agents such as Bacillus anthracis (anthrax), Yersinia pestis (plague), Vaccinia (smallpox simulant), and Francisella tularensis (tularemia) in samples collected from the air, food, and water.
The CDC also has identified an "A" list of biological agents of highest concern, which includes (a) variola major (smallpox), (b) Bacillus anthracis (anthrax), (c) Yersinia pestis (plague), (d) Francisella tularensis (tularemia), (e) botulinum toxin (botulism), and (f) filoviruses and arenaviruses (viral hemorrhagic fevers).
Those interested in quick tutorials of what proteomics can do from the perspective of various diseases or the organisms that cause them--such as stroke; vascular disease; cancers of the kidney, ovary, and colon; diabetes; human immunodeficiency virus; herpes simplex virus; Francisella tularensi;, and central nervous system disorders--will find the book a great resource.
caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis, transmitted to humans by insects or the handling of infected animals.
Tularaemia is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium francisella tularensis that is related to the organism that causes plague.
In 1959, the name of the organism's genus was changed to Francisella.
TULAREMIA Caused by Francisella Highly infectious, Within three to tularensis, a bacteria the disease easily 14 days of exposure, in rodents and ticks.
I was not disappointed and gleaned an understanding and respect for the dangers surrounding this small aerobic, gram-negative coccobacillus known as francisella tularensis.
Transstadial Transmission of Francisella tularensis holarctica in Mosquitoes, Sweden
Keywords: Francisella tularensis, soil texture, heavy metals, spectrophotometer.