Encyclopedia > Neisseria

  Article Content


Neisseria is a genus of bacteria, included among the proteobacteria, a large group of gram-negative forms.

One species, N. gonorrhoeae, is responsible for the disease gonorrhoea.

Another pathogenic species is N. meningitidis a common cause of bacterial meningitis.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
TotÚ Riina

... the death of Giovanni Falcone, the 'Giudice', the judge who fought against the mafia until his death, on May 23, 1992. ('La Strage di Capaci'; Capaci is the name of ...