Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Species/Subspecies:||Francisella noatunensis subsp. noatunensis|
|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the American bacteriologist Edward Francis, who has studied tularemia.|
Species epithet: belongs to the coast/sea.
|Significance:||The bacterium is causing a growing problem in countries where the cultivation of cod, for example Norway, is common. The bacterium has also been isolated from wild cod caught in Swedish waters.
[Of minor importance]
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Francisella piscicida, Francisella philomiragia subsp. noatunensis|
|Micromorphology:||Coccoid or short nonmotile rods.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G- (weak reaction)|
|Spec. Char.:||Optimal growth temperature: 22°C, but can also grow at 10-30°C.|
|Disease:||Chronic granulomatous disease
|Hosts:||Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Six species have been described within genus Francisella and this genus is related to Coxiella spp. and Legionella spp.|