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Francisella

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Francis E. Nano PhD Senior Investigator1,
  2. Karen L. Elkins PhD Professor2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0067

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Nano, F. E. and Elkins, K. L. 2010. Francisella. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Victoria, Department of Biochemistry, and Microbiology, Victoria, BC, Canada

  2. 2

    Parasitic and Allergenic Products, CBER/US FDA, Laboratory of Mycobacteria, Division of Bacterial, Bethesda, MD, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction and History
  • 2
    Francisella Species and Strains
  • 3
    Distribution
  • 4
    Morphology and Growth
  • 5
    Lipid and Carbohydrate Surface Molecules
  • 6
    Clinical Aspects
  • 7
    Genetic and Biochemical Analysis of Virulence
  • 8
    Immune Response to F. tularensis Infection

Keywords:

  • Francisella species and strains;
  • Francisella tularensis-etiologic agent of tularemia, acute, febrile zoonotic disease;
  • Francisella forms-separated on basis of human clinical disease;
  • phylogenic relatedness of Francisella species;
  • lipid and carbohydrate surface molecules;
  • genetic and biochemical analysis of virulence;
  • immune response to F. tularensis infection;
  • tularemia identification-as a bacterial disease