Genome Sequencing Shows that European Isolates of Francisella tularensis Subspecies tularensis Are Almost Identical to US Laboratory Strain Schu S4

@article{Chaudhuri2007GenomeSS,
  title={Genome Sequencing Shows that European Isolates of Francisella tularensis Subspecies tularensis Are Almost Identical to US Laboratory Strain Schu S4},
  author={Roy R. Chaudhuri and Chuan-peng Ren and Leah Desmond and Gemma A. Vincent and Nigel James Silman and John K. Brehm and Michael J. Elmore and Michael J. Hudson and Mats Forsman and Karen E. Isherwood and Darina Gury{\vc}ov{\'a} and Nigel P. Minton and Richard W. Titball and Mark J. Pallen and Richard Vipond},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2007},
  volume={2},
  pages={631 - 646}
}
BACKGROUND Francisella tularensis causes tularaemia, a life-threatening zoonosis, and has potential as a biowarfare agent. F. tularensis subsp. tularensis, which causes the most severe form of tularaemia, is usually confined to North America. However, a handful of isolates from this subspecies was obtained in the 1980s from ticks and mites from Slovakia and Austria. Our aim was to uncover the origins of these enigmatic European isolates. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We determined the… CONTINUE READING
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