Neisseria sicca

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Neisseria sicca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Beta Proteobacteria
Order: Neisseriales
Family: Neisseriaceae
Genus: Neisseria
Species: N. sicca
Binomial name
Neisseria sicca

Neisseria sicca is a commensal organism belonging to the genus Neisseria. It is Gram-negative and oxidase-positive. There are multiple strains of this species, some of which are reported to have caused septicaemia in immunocompromised patients. These bacteria are the first among Neisseria species to have been shown to have O-repeat structure in their liposaccharide.

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