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Neisseria

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Timothy A. Mietzner PhD1,
  2. Stephen A. Morse MSPH PhD Associate Director for Science2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0048

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Mietzner, T. A. and Morse, S. A. 2010. Neisseria. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  2. 2

    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bioterrorism and Preparedness and Response Program, Atlanta, GA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    General Features
  • 3
    Genomics
  • 4
    Antigenic Structure
  • 5
    Clinical Disease
  • 6
    Summary

Keywords:

  • genus Neisseria - gram-negative diplococci;
  • genus Neisseria - type genus of family Neisseriaceae;
  • N. gonorrhoeae and N. meningitidis - obligate human pathogens;
  • N. gonorrhoeae and N. meningitidis - dissimilating glucose via EntnerDoudoroff (ED) pathway;
  • neisserial chromosome organization;
  • conjugal transfer of DNA - in N. gonorrhoeae and N. meningitidis;
  • plasmid-mediated antimicrobial resistance;
  • N. gonorrhoeae - causative agent of sexually transmitted disease (STD)