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Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Catalogue No.

NCTC 14208

Current Name

Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference


Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Chocolated Blood agar, CO₂, 37°C, 24 hours

Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

Antibiotic resistant/elevated MICs. Resistant to ceftriaxone (1mg/l), penicillin (2mg/l), azithromycin (>256mg/l), ciprofloxacin (>32mg/l), tetracycline (>32mg/l). Sensitive to spectinomycin (8mg/l). First reported and described ceftriaxone-resistant, high-level azithromycin resistant N. gonorrhoeae isolate world-wide.

Additional Info

Accession Date



M. Cole (Sexually Transmitted Bacteria Reference Unit, Public Health England, Colindale, London, UK)

Isolated From

Human, phargeal swab. Oxford, UK. March 2018.


Accessioned into NCTC < M. Cole < Isolate referred from a hospital in Oxford, UK.



Eyre D. W. et al. Gonorrhoea treatment failure caused by a Neisseria gonorrhoeae strain with combined ceftriaxone and high-level azithromycin resistance, England, February 2018. Euro Surveill. 2018 Jul;23(27)

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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