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Neisseria is a genus of bacteria characterized as a gram-negative aerobic diplococci. The organisms are parasitic, they do not occur in the wild. Some species are primarily pathogenic to humans and are found in the mucous membranes of the respiratory and genital tracts. Non-pathogenic species populate the oral cavity and upper respiratory tract.

Neisseria gonorrhoeae[edit | edit source]

N. gonorrhoeae is primarily a pathogenic bacterium that causes gonorrhea.

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Neisseria meningitidis[edit | edit source]

N. meningitidis is a primarly pathogenic bacterium that causes epidemic purulent meningitis.

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Other species of Neisseria[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  • BEDNÁŘ, Marek – SOUČEK, Andrej – FRAŇKOVÁ, Věra. Lékařská mikrobiologie : Bakteriologie, virologie, parazitologie. 1. edition. Praha : Marvil, 1996. 558 pp. ISBN 80-238-0297-6.