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

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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

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Saskatchewan doctors get alert about sexually transmitted infection rates - National Post


National Post

Saskatchewan doctors get alert about sexually transmitted infection rates
National Post
Medical illustration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the micorbes that causes gonorrhoea. Handout photo courtesy of CDC. The alert outlines risk factors, testing and treatment, saying prompt diagnosis and treatment will help prevent the spread of these ...

Scientists discover cheap and fast way to create new antibiotics - Daily Nation


Scientists discover cheap and fast way to create new antibiotics
Daily Nation
The World Health Organisation listed drug resistant gonorrhoea, caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium, as a high priority infection that poses a great threat to human health, estimating that there about 78 million gonorrhoea infections and 700 ...

Can I protect my child against meningitis? - Philly.com


Philly.com

Can I protect my child against meningitis?
Philly.com
The boy had Neisseria meningitidis, a bacteria that can cause meningitis and sepsis. Over a thousand young people contract meningococcal meningitis, a bacterial form of meningitis, every year in the US and about 15 percent of them die. This story used ...

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea May Have Met Its Match - Contagionlive.com


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Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea May Have Met Its Match
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Researchers from Imperial College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have discovered that a new class of antibiotic is effective against Neisseria gonorrhoeae the bacteria that cause gonorrhea infection in lab studies, ...

Finally, a New Drug Against 'Untreatable' Gonorrhea Invisiverse - Invisiverse


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Finally, a New Drug Against 'Untreatable' Gonorrhea Invisiverse
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Gonorrhea infections reached a peak in 1975, then decreased until 2009, when infection rate started rising and has increased each year since. With the rise of ...
Study: New Potential Antibiotic Treatment for GonorrheaContemporary Clinic
New antibiotic class found effective against gonorrheaGhana News Agency
New antibiotic class shows promise against gonorrhoea News ...Nursing Times
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Meningitis Vaccine Unexpectedly Gives Partial Gonorrhea Protection - IFLScience


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Meningitis Vaccine Unexpectedly Gives Partial Gonorrhea Protection
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Unfortunately, some diseases, including gonorrhea, don't produce the same immune reaction. You can get gonorrhea, be treated with antibiotics, and be reinfected. This makes producing a vaccine against the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium immensely ...

Study: Closthioamide for Gonorrhea? - Pharmacy Times - Pharmacy Times


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Study: Closthioamide for Gonorrhea? - Pharmacy Times
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Researchers have found a new antibiotic that may have the potential to treat gonorrhea, according to a study published recently in Antimicrobial Agents and ...
New antibiotic, closthioamide, effective against gonorrhea in ...Outbreak News Today

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Throat Lozenges Market to Witness Steady Expansion During 2015 2021 - Medgadget (blog)


Throat Lozenges Market to Witness Steady Expansion During 2015 2021
Medgadget (blog)
Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Streptococcus, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia pneumonia are some of the bacteria that cause sore throat. Symptoms that occur in a patient suffering from sore throat include redness of throat, swollen throat and difficulty in ...

Throat Lozenges Market to Witness Steady Expansion by 2021 - NewsMaker (press release)


Throat Lozenges Market to Witness Steady Expansion by 2021
NewsMaker (press release)
Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Streptococcus, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia pneumonia are some of the bacteria that cause sore throat. Symptoms that occur in a patient suffering from sore throat include redness of throat, swollen throat and difficulty in ...

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Your Throat Is Like A Horrible Secret Hide-Out For Gonorrhea - IFLScience


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Your Throat Is Like A Horrible Secret Hide-Out For Gonorrhea
IFLScience
Secondly and this is where it gets bad an infection in the throat allows the gonorrhea bacteria (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) to mingle with other bacteria in the throat and covertly pick up antibiotic resistance. Anytime you take antibiotics to treat ...

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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
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