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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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chlorotica were Burkholderiales incertae sedis, Comamonadace, and Francisellaceae. Two families, Colwelliaceae and Flammeovirgaceae, were exclusive to the laboratory-starved (L) sea slugs, suggesting a possible metabolic benefit to the starving sea slugs.
(Family Francisellaceae) causing mortality in Norwegian cod (Gadus morhua) farming.
New species in the genus Francisella (Gammaproteobacteria; Francisellaceae); Francisella piscicida sp.