|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.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...