Neisseria elongata

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy
      Family: Neisseriaceae

      3 subspecies
      - N. elongata subsp. elongata
      - N. elongata subsp. gycolytica
      - N. elongata subsp. nitroreducens

      Natural habitats
      They colonizes the oral cavity and respiratory tract of humans.

      The color of colonies ranges from light grey to buff.

      Clinical significance
      This causes diseases in an opportunistic fashion.

      They werew occasionally recovered as causitive agents of endocarditis.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram negative short rods

      of ca. 0.5 µm

      frequently arranged as diplobacilli or in chains

      While Neisseria species are gram negative, occasionally a tendency to withstand decolorization.

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Obligate aerobic

      5% CO2 improves the growth

      They form grayish white, semiopaque colonies, wich have a diameter up to 3 mm after 48 h of incubation.

      McConkey no growth

      BBAØ no growth

  • Characteristics

  • References

    • James Versalovic et al.(2011) Manual of Clinical Microbiology 10th Edition


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