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Francisella

 [fran″sĭ-sel´ah]
a genus of gram-negative, aerobic, coccoid or rod-shaped bacteria; F. tularen´sis (formerly called Pasteurella tularensis) is the etiologic agent of tularemia.

Francisella

(fran-si-sel'lă),
A genus of nonmotile, non-spore-forming, aerobic bacteria that contain small, gram-negative cocci and rods. Capsules are rarely produced and the cells may show bipolar staining. These organisms are highly pleomorphic; they do not grow on plain agar or in liquid media without special enrichment; they are pathogenic and cause tularemia in humans. The type species is Francisella tularensis.

Fran·ci·sel·la

(fran-si-sel'lă)
A genus of nonmotile, non-spore-forming, aerobic bacteria that contain small, gram-negative cocci and rods. Capsules are rarely produced, and the cells may show bipolar staining. These organisms are highly pleomorphic; they do not grow on plain agar or in liquid media without special enrichment; they are pathogenic and cause tularemia in humans. The type species is F. tularensis.

Fran·ci·sel·la

(fran-si-sel'lă)
A genus of nonmotile, non-spore-forming, aerobic bacteria that are pathogenic and cause tularemia in humans.