Neisseria - is responsible for the disease gonorrhea named...

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Neisseria ORGANISM: Genus: Neisseria Species: gonorrhoeae , meningitidis GENERAL CONCEPTS: Neisseria inhabit mucosal surfaces. There are 2 species that are pathogenic for humans: 1. N. gonorrhoeae . Also referred to as the gonococcus, N. gonorrhoeae
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Unformatted text preview: is responsible for the disease gonorrhea, named by Galen in the year 130 AD from the literal "flow of seed". 2. N. meningitidis . Also referred to as the meningococcus, N. meningitidis is responsible for meningitis....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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