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N. gonorrhoeae

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This Gram-stained specimen reveals N. gonorrhoeae intracellular diplococci, leading to a positive diagnosis of gonorrhea.

The genus Neisseria consists of aerobic, non-spore-forming Gram-negative coccobacilli, which inhabit the mucous membranes of humans. These microbes require a moist environment at normal body temperature to survive.
 
 

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