In 2005, a Francisella sp. was isolated from diseased cultured giant abalone (Haliotis gigantea) in Japan. The aim of this study was to clarify the taxonomic status of this Francisella sp. Shimane-1 isolate in relation to the four described Francisella species.
METHODS AND RESULTS
The 16S rRNA gene and several housekeeping genes of the Shimane-1 were… (More)