Neisseria meningitidis Lipopolysaccharides
N. meningitidis is a Gram-negative diplococcus since it has an outer and inner membranes with a thin layer of peptidoglycan in between. It is 0.6-1.0 micrometers in size. It tests positive for the enzyme cytochrome c oxidase. Neisseria meningitidis, often referred to as meningococcus, is a Gram-negative bacterium that can cause meningitis and other forms of meningococcal disease such as meningococcemia, a life-threatening sepsis.