| | english | español | français |
Go to record ID

  Home|Finding Information|Record details   Printer-friendly version

Organism
Record information and status
Record ID
45410
Status
Published
Date of creation
2008-06-12 09:23 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-06-21 14:52 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-06-21 14:52 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Organism information
Scientific name
Francisella tularensis
Taxonomic Classification
KingdomBacteria
PhylumProteobacteria
ClassGammaproteobacteria
OrderThiotrichales
FamilyFrancisellaceae
GenusFrancisella
SpeciesFrancisella tularensis
Additional Classification
Type of organism
  • Bacteria
Characteristics related to biosafety
Centre(s) of origin
This species was discovered in ground squirrels in Tulare County, California in 1911; Bacterium tularense was soon isolated by George Walter McCoy of the US Plague Lab in San Francisco and reported in 1912
Known pathogenicity and/or allergenicity
Francisella tularensis is a pathogenic species of gram-negative bacteria. A member of the genus Francisella, F. tularensis is the causative agent of tularemia or rabbit fever. F. tularensis is capable of infecting a number of small mammals such as voles, rabbits, and muskrats, as well as humans. Despite this, no case of tularemia has been shown to be initiated by human-to-human transmission. Rather, tularemia is caused by contact with infected animals or vectors such as ticks and mosquitos.
Additional Information

Records referencing this document (1)
IDDescription
1record(s) found
Modified Organism1 record