|| Francisella noatunensis subsp. noatunensis|
||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]
|Old Species Name(s):||Francisella piscicida, Francisella philomiragia subsp. noatunensis|
||Coccoid or short nonmotile rods.
|Gram +/Gram -:||G- (weak reaction)
||Optimal growth temperature: 22°C, but can also grow at 10-30°C.|
||Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).|
|Disease (Swedish):||Kronisk granulomatös sjukdom
|Disease (English):||Chronic granulomatous disease|
|16S rRNA Seq.:
|Acc-no||Strain||Number of NT||Operon|
|EF490212 ||2005/09/481 ||1416 || |
|Six species have been described within genus Francisella and this genus is related to Coxiella spp. and Legionella spp.