Chocolate Agar

Chocolate Agar

Chocolate Agar Chocolate agar is essentially the same as blood agar except that during preparation the red blood cells are lysed when added to molten agar base. As a result, the cell lysis releases intracellular nutrients such as hemoglobin, hemin (“X” factor), and the coenzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD or “V” factor) into the agar … Read moreChocolate Agar

Differences between Neisseria meningitidis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Differences between Neisseria meningitidis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Differences between Neisseria meningitidis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Neisseria meningitidis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, are obligate human pathogens that cause distinctly different disease syndromes. They are both Gram negative diplococci, non-sporing, oxidase positive and difficult to differentiate on morphological and cultural characteristics. However, they can be differentiated on the following grounds: S.N. Character Neisseria gonorrhoeae Neisseria meningitidis 1.       Commonly … Read moreDifferences between Neisseria meningitidis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Biochemical Test of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Biochemical Test of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Biochemical Test of Neisseria gonorrhoeae ­Basic Characteristics Properties ( Neisseria gonorrhoeae) Capsule Negative (-ve) Catalase Positive (+ve) Gas Negative (-ve) Gram Staining Negative (-ve) H2S Negative (-ve) Hemolysis Negative (-ve) Nitrate Reduction Negative (-ve) Oxidase Positive (+ve) Pigment Negative (-ve) Shape Diplococci Fermentation of DNase Negative (-ve) Fructose Negative (-ve) Glucose Positive (+ve) Lactose Negative … Read moreBiochemical Test of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Pathogenesis and Clinical Manifestation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Pathogenesis and Clinical Manifestation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Virulence factors or antigenic structures of Neisseria gonorrhoeae A. Pili Pili are the hair like appendages that extend up to several micrometers from the gonococcal surface. It mediates the exchange of genetic material between strains and attachment to human mucosal cell surface, invasion of host cells, and survival through the inhibition of phagocytosis. Two types: … Read morePathogenesis and Clinical Manifestation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Habitat and Morphology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Habitat and Morphology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Habitat and Morphology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Habitat of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Human is only the natural host. Found in human urogenital tract. Rectal carriage in healthy individuals. Typically seen in pus cells (intracellular) Found intracellularly in polymorphonuclear leukocytes, or a specific category of white blood cells with varying shapes of nuclei. Morphology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Gram –ve … Read moreHabitat and Morphology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae