Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Disease

Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Disease

Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Gonococci)

Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a venereal disease

1. Morphological characters

  • They are gram negative,non-sporeforming diplococci with concave adjacent side.
  • It appear like a shape of a kidney.
  • It contains pili that provide adhesion to mucosal surface and inhibit phagocytosis.

2. Cultural characters

  • These gonococci cells grow aerobically as well as anaerobically.
  • These organism can grow on selective media like Chocolate agar, Mueller-Hinton and Thayer Martin medium.
  • The optimum temperature for its growth is 36° C and it reguires a pH range of 7.2 to 7.6.
  • After incubation the colonies appear small, convex and translucent.

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