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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
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Gammaproteobacteria
Order
Thiotrichales
Family
Francisellaceae 
Genus
Francisella
Type Strain: 2005/50/F292-6C
Macromorphology (smell):
   
Micromorphology: Coccoid or short nonmotile rods.
Gram +/Gram -:G- (weak reaction)
Metabolism: Strictly aerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/
Spec. Char.: Optimal growth temperature: 22°C, but can also grow at 10-30°C.
Disease:Chronic granulomatous disease
Hosts: Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
EF490212 2005/09/481 1416  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
Six species have been described within genus Francisella and this genus is related to Coxiella spp. and Legionella spp.
Reference(s): No. 77
Updated:2018-09-19

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