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Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonococcus) Virulence Factors

Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonococcus) Virulence Factors

Pili, outer membrane proteins, IgA1 protease and lipo-oligosaccharide (LOS) are important virulence factors of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Rapid Carbohydrate Utilization Test (RCUT) for Neisseria

Rapid Carbohydrate Utilization Test (RCUT) for Neisseria

Patterns of acid production from the carbohydrates – glucose, maltose, lactose, sucrose, (and fructose) – are used to identify Neisseria.

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Neisseria gonorrhoeae vs. Neisseria meningitides

Neisseria meningitidis is capsulated and ferment maltose (MM), whereas Neisseria gonorrhoeae is non-capsulated and do not ferment maltose.