Francisella tularensis(redirected from Pasteurella tularensis)
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Related to Pasteurella tularensis: Francisella tularensis, Pasteurella pestis, Pasteurella multocida
a bacterial species that causes tularemia in humans, transmitted from wild animals by bloodsucking insects or by contact with infected animals (for example, ticks); main sources of infection are rabbits and ticks; it can penetrate unbroken skin to cause infection, and if inhaled can cause a rapidly fatal pneumonia; type species of the genus Francisella.
Synonym(s): Pasteurella tularensis
Fran·ci·sel·la tu·la·ren·sis(fran-si-sel'lă tū-lă-ren'sis)
A bacterial species that causes tularemia in humans, transmitted to them from wild animals by bloodsucking insects or by contact with infected animals such as rabbits and ticks; it can penetrate unbroken skin to cause infection. It is the type species of the genus Francisella.
Pasteur,Louis, French chemist and bacteriologist, 1822-1895.
Pasteurella aerogenes - species found in swine that can cause human wound infections following a pig bit.
Pasteurella multocida - bacterial species associated with dogs and cats.
Pasteurella pestis - Synonym(s): Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
Pasteurella "SP" - a rarely encountered organism that can cause infection after a guinea pig bite
Pasteurella tularensis - Synonym(s): Francisella tularensis
Pasteur effect - the inhibition of fermentation by oxygen, first observed by Pasteur.
Pasteur pipette - a cotton-plugged, glass tube drawn out to a fine tip, used for the sterile transfer of small volumes of fluid.
pasteurellosis - infection with bacteria of Pasteurella.
pasteurization - bacteria destruction process.
pasteurizer - pasteurization apparatus.
a genus of very small gram-negative bacteria.
biotype A (F. tularensis biovar tularensis) is the etiological agent of tularemia; biotype B (F. tularensis biovar holarctica (palaearctica)) is less virulent. Formerly called Pasteurella tularensis.