Meningococci

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Neisseria gonorrhoeae vs. Neisseria meningitidis

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

Neisseria meningitidis Virulence Factors

Neisseria meningitidis Virulence Factors

Major virulence factors of Neisseria meningitidis are capsular polysaccharide, outer membrane proteins, endotoxin and IgA protease.