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Francisella tularensis is a Gram-negative bacteria that causes the disease tularemia. The genus also includes the strains Francisella novicida and Francisella holarctica, both of which are important research organisms. The biology, genomes and virulence capabilities of these organism are under active investigation in research institutions throughout the world.

Our goal for the francisella.org website is to foster communication and collaboration among the Francisella tularensis research community.