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Bacteriology

Neisseria gonorrhoeae vs. Neisseria meningitides

Last updated on June 11th, 2021Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Neisseria meningitides are Gram negative diplococci (kidney bean-shaped) with flattened sides.  They are characteristically found inside polymorphonuclear leucocytes. They are non-sporing, non-motile and oxidase positive. They have […]

Bacteriology

Neisseria meningitidis Virulence Factors

Last updated on May 20th, 2021Capsular polysaccharides Neisseria meningitidis strains are frequently encapsulated and 13 different capsular serogroups have been found so far. These capsular polysaccharides protect the meningococci from the action of phagocytic cells […]