Taxonomy: Bacteria; Proteobacteria; Betaproteobacteria; Neisseriales; Neisseriaceae;

Neisseria

Neisseria search

Read about Neisseria:

Hide info

Neisseria

I. Organism Information

A. Taxonomy Information

1. Genus

a. Neisseria

i. Taxonomy ID: 482

ii. Description:

Neisseria is a genus of the epsilon group of proteobacteria, and are Gram-negative diplococci that resemble coffee beans when viewed microscopically (1). The genus includes the species N. gonorrhoeae (also called the gonococcus), which causes gonorrhoea, and N. meningitidis (also called the meningococcus), one of the most common causes of bacterial meningitis and the causative agent of meningococcal septicaemia.

iii. Variants

Neisseria meningitidis FAM18
Taxonomy ID: 487

Neisseria meningitidis MC58
Taxonomy ID: 122586

Neisseria meningitidis Z2491
Taxonomy ID: 122587

II. References

1. Ryan KJ; Ray CG (editors) (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology, 4th ed., McGraw Hill. ISBN 0-8385-8529-9. Hide info

Hide info

Neisseria - Google News

©2017 Google

Neisseria meningitidis Infections - Pipeline H1 2017 Review ... - Medgadget (blog)


Neisseria meningitidis Infections - Pipeline H1 2017 Review ...
Medgadget (blog)
HTF Market Intelligence released a new research report of 90 pages on title 'Neisseria meningitidis Infections - Pipeline Review, H1 2017' with detailed an.

and more »

Woman Contracts Rare Bacterial Infection on 12-Hour Flight - Live Science


Live Science

Woman Contracts Rare Bacterial Infection on 12-Hour Flight
Live Science
In a rare case, a woman contracted a potentially deadly bacterial infection while on a 12-hour flight from Japan to Germany, according to a new report.

and more »

Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria - Dhaka Tribune


Dhaka Tribune

Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria
Dhaka Tribune
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a new strain of untreatable bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, also known as super gonorrhoea, is likely to spread through oral sex, reports the Independent. Oral sex and a decline in the use of condoms ...

HiberGene Meningitis Test Gets CE Mark GenomeWeb - GenomeWeb


HiberGene Meningitis Test Gets CE Mark GenomeWeb
GenomeWeb
The test leverages loop mediated isothermal amplification technology and enables the rapid detection of Neisseria meningitidis directly from cerebrospinal fluid ...

and more »

OSU Research Promising As Basis For Gonorrhea Vaccine - KLCC FM Public Radio


KLCC FM Public Radio

OSU Research Promising As Basis For Gonorrhea Vaccine
KLCC FM Public Radio
Cases of gonorrhea have more than tripled in Oregon since 2007, according to the Oregon Health Authority. But as KLCC's Brian Bull reports, Oregon State University researchers may be nearing the development of a vaccine. Colorized scanning electron ...

Do you know what is contained in a vaccine and why? - AAP News


Do you know what is contained in a vaccine and why?
AAP News
Protective immunity against encapsulated bacteria such as Neisseria meningitidis, S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae type b is induced by capsular polysaccharides. When used in inactivated vaccines, capsular polysaccharides are poorly immunogenic and ...

UI official: Meningitis infection limited to single student News ... - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette


Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

UI official: Meningitis infection limited to single student News ...
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
URBANA Meningoccal meningitis on the local University of Illinois campus appears to be confined to the lone student who was hospitalized last week, ...

and more »

Gonorrhea resistance to AZM reaches 5% threshold among Seattle MSM - Healio


Healio

Gonorrhea resistance to AZM reaches 5% threshold among Seattle MSM
Healio
According to researchers from the Seattle and King County public health department, the CDC has set an azithromycin alert value minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) level of 2 g/mlL or greater for Neisseria gonorrhea. WHO and the CDC recommend ...

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 16, 2017 - CIDRAP


Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 16, 2017
CIDRAP
The analysts found that, in 2012 and 2013, none of the 263 patients from whom Neisseria gonorrhoeae was isolated showed reduced susceptibility to azithromycin, and 93% of these cases involved MSM. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, in contrast, the rates of ...

Paul Bauert: Meningococcal vaccine must be provided free for all - NT News


NT News

Paul Bauert: Meningococcal vaccine must be provided free for all
NT News
The bacteria responsible for the current epidemic, Neisseria meningitidis, commonly known as Meningococcus (Men) is a different cause of meningitis. There are several types of Meningococcus Meningococcus A, B, C, W, Y are the main types that can ...

and more »

Hide info

Neisseria genome sequence annotation status: click numbers to browse lists of genes or subsystems

Strain annotated in NMPDR Genome size, bp Protein Encoding Genes (PEGs) Sort Named genes in subsystems Named genes not in subsystems Hypothetical genes in subsystems Hypothetical genes not in subsystems Subsystems RNAs
Neisseria gonorrhoeae FA 1090 2,153,922 2,021 941(53.3%) 551(31.2%) 25(1.4%) 250(14.1%) 279 75
Neisseria lactamica ST-640 2,181,714 2,440 926(55.5%) 688(41.2%) 29(1.7%) 25(1.5%) 280 56
Neisseria meningitidis FAM18 2,236,675 2,436 1004(43.5%) 773(33.5%) 26(1.1%) 503(21.8%) 285 73
Neisseria meningitidis MC58 2,272,351 2,246 972(44.5%) 716(32.8%) 28(1.3%) 466(21.4%) 280 89
Neisseria meningitidis Z2491 2,184,406 2,176 966(44.7%) 734(34.0%) 26(1.2%) 435(20.1%) 280 79
Topic revision: r5 - 16 May 2008 - 06:04:37 - TWiki Guest
 
Notice to NMPDR Users - The NMPDR BRC contract has ended and bacterial data from NMPDR has been transferred to PATRIC (http://www.patricbrc.org), a new consolidated BRC for all NIAID category A-C priority pathogenic bacteria. NMPDR was a collaboration among researchers from the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago, the Fellowship for Interpretation of Genomes (FIG), Argonne National Laboratory, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois. NMPDR is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract HHSN266200400042C. Banner images are copyright © Dennis Kunkel.