Neisseria gonorrhoeae NCCP11945

Names Neisseria gonorrhoeae NCCP11945
Accession numbers NC_011034, NC_011035
Background Neisseria gonorrhoeae is one of two pathogenic Neisseria, this species causes the sexually transmitted disease (STD) gonorrhea, which is the leading reportable STD in adults in the USA. This human-specific organism colonizes and invades the mucosal surface of the urogenital epithelium, crosses the epithelial barrier, and ends up multiplying on the basement membrane. The result is severe painful inflammation and purulent discharge. Neisseria gonorrhoeae (strain NCCP11945) was isolated in 2002 from a vaginal smear of a Korean patient. This is a multidrug-resistant strain and will be used to understand the prevalence, antibiotic resistance, and importance of horizontal gene transfer within this important, naturally competent organism. (EBI Integr8)
Strain NCCP11945
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (11-JUL-2008) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(17-APR-2008) Center for Infectious Disease and Research, Korea National Institute of Health, 194, Tongil-lo, Eyunpyung-Gu,
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site Vaginal smear of a Korean patient
Isolation country Korea
Number of replicons 2
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Cocci
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature 35.0
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat HostAssociated
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name Homo sapiens
Cell arrangement Pairs, Singles
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases Gonorrhea
Pathogenicity Yes