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Table 2 Media used for isolation of Francisella spp. from fish.

From: Francisella infections in farmed and wild aquatic organisms

Bacterium Fish species Media type Reference
Francisella noatunensis subsp. noatunensis Atlantic cod Salmo salar cysteine heart agar + 5% ovine blood Olsen et al. [7]
Francisella noatunensis subsp. noatunensis Atlantic salmon Salmo salar cysteine heart agar + 5% ovine blood Birkbeck et al. [1]
Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis Tilapia Oreochromis sp. cysteine heart agar + 5% ovine blood Mikalsen et al. [19]#
Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis Three-lined grunt Parapristipoma trilinineatum cysteine heart agar + 1% haemoglobin Kamaishi et al. [3]
Francisella sp.¤ Tilapia Oreochromis sp. Thayer-Martin agar Hsieh et al. [2]
Francisella sp.¤ Tilapia Oreochromis sp. modified Thayer-Martin agar, selective cysteine heart agar + bovine haemoglobin, selective cystein heart agar + rabbit blood Soto et al. [34]
  1. # although not specifically stated as primary isolation medium, this is documented.
  2. ¤ 100%16S rRNA gene sequence identity with Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis.