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Table 3 Identification of different F. philomiragia and F. tularensis subspp. in positive blood culture using FISH.

From: Rapid differentiation of Francisella species and subspecies by fluorescent in situ hybridization targeting the 23S rRNA

  Bwall1448
(35% FA)
Bwphi1448 + Bwall1448c
(50%FA)
Bwhol1151 + Bwhol1151c
(35%FA)
Bwnov168 + Bwnov168c
(35%FA)
Bwtume168II + Bwtume168c
(20%FA)
Bwmed1379 + Bwmed1379c
(20%FA)
F. tul. subsp. holarctica + - + - - -
F. tul. subsp. mediasiatica + - - - + +
F. tul. subsp. novicida + - - + - -
F. philomiragia + + - - - -
  1. Blood culture bottles were inoculated with 5 ml venous blood spiked with 102CFU of each different strain.
  2. +: positive hybridization
  3. -: negative reaction, no fluorescence