genus Francisella


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Noun1.genus 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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Genome characterisation of the genus Francisella reveals insight into similar evolutionary paths in pathogens of mammals and fish.
Bacteria of the genus Francisella have historically been considered facultative pathogens of land and water-associated mammals, especially rodents and lagamorphs (Keim et al, 2007).
Affliation with the genus Francisella was confirmed by amplification of the 17-kDa outer membrane lipoprotein gene fragment as described by Sjostedt et al.