Identification of Neisseria

Henry B. Soloway, John A. Robinson, Lewis Landsberg, Howard Taubin

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Abstract

To the Editor: In the August 26 issue of the Journal, Drs. Taubin and Landsberg state that the differentiation between Neisseria gonorrhoeae and N. meningitidis “… depends on the ability of the gonococcus to ferment glucose.” This is incorrect. Both organisms ferment glucose. The differentiation is based on maltose fermentation. The meningococcus ferments it; the gonococcus does not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume285
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 4 1971

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Neisseria
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Glucose
Neisseria meningitidis
Maltose
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Soloway, Henry B. ; Robinson, John A. ; Landsberg, Lewis ; Taubin, Howard. / Identification of Neisseria. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1971 ; Vol. 285, No. 19.
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Identification of Neisseria. / Soloway, Henry B.; Robinson, John A.; Landsberg, Lewis; Taubin, Howard.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 285, No. 19, 04.11.1971.

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