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  • Comparative genomic characterization of Francisella tularensis strains belonging to low and high virulence subspecies 

    Champion, Mia D.; Zeng, Qiandong; Nix, Eli B.; Nano, Francis E.; Keim, Paul; Kodira, Chinnappa D.; Borowsky, Mark; Young, Sarah; Koehrsen, Michael; Engels, Reinhard; Pearson, Matthew; Howarth, Clint; Larson, Lisa; White, Jared; Alvarado, Lucia; Forsman, Mats; Bearden, Scott W.; Sjöstedt, Anders; Titball, Richard W.; Michell, S; Birren, Bruce; Galagan, James (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2009)
    Tularemia is a geographically widespread, severely debilitating, and occasionally lethal disease in humans. It is caused by infection by a gram-negative bacterium, Francisella tularensis. In order to better understand its ...
  • Genome sequencing shows that European isolates of Francisella tularensis subspecies tularensis are almost identical to US laboratory strain Schu S4 

    Chaudhuri, Roy R.; Ren, Chuan-Peng; Desmond, Leah; Vincent, Gemma A.; Silman, Nigel J.; Brehm, John K.; Elmore, Michael J.; Hudson, Michael J.; Forsman, Mats; Isherwood, Karen E.; Guryčová, Darina; Minton, Nigel P.; Titball, Richard W.; Pallen, Mark J.; Vipond, Richard (Public Library of Science, 2007)
    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 ...