Molecular epidemiology, evolution, and ecology of Francisella.

  title={Molecular epidemiology, evolution, and ecology of Francisella.},
  author={Paul S Keim and Anders Johansson and David M. Wagner},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Tularemia is a disease caused by several subspecies of Francisella tularensis, although the severity of the disease varies greatly from subspecies to subspecies. Currently, there are four recognized subspecies (tularensis, holarctica, mediasiatica, and novicida), in addition to a second Francisella species, F. philomiragia. It is clear from molecular sampling of the environment that these human pathogens are a mere fraction of the Francisella diversity. Taxonomic nomenclature is now being based… CONTINUE READING
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