Neisseria meningitidis

Methods and Protocols

  • Kate L. Seib
  • Ian R. Peak

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1969)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sarah Hollingshead, Christoph M. Tang
    Pages 1-16
  3. Ala-Eddine Deghmane, Eva Hong, Muhamed-Kheir Taha
    Pages 17-31
  4. Nadja Heidrich, Saskia Bauriedl, Christoph Schoen
    Pages 33-49
  5. Holly B. Bratcher, Odile B. Harrison, Martin C. J. Maiden
    Pages 51-82
  6. Freda E. -C. Jen, Kate L. Seib, Aimee Tan
    Pages 93-104
  7. Tsitsi D. Mubaiwa, Lauren E. Hartley-Tassell, Evgeny A. Semchenko, Christopher J. Day, Michael P. Jennings, Kate L. Seib
    Pages 113-121
  8. Emily A. Kibble, Mitali Sarkar-Tyson, Geoffrey W. Coombs, Charlene M. Kahler
    Pages 123-133
  9. Jay Lucidarme, Jennifer Louth, Kelly Townsend-Payne, Ray Borrow
    Pages 169-179
  10. Elizabeth González, Fátima Reyes, Oscar Otero, Frank Camacho, Maribel Cuello, Fidel Ramírez et al.
    Pages 181-203
  11. Giuseppe Boccadifuoco, Brunella Brunelli, Elena Mori, Mauro Agnusdei, Claudia Gianfaldoni, Marzia Monica Giuliani
    Pages 205-215
  12. Jakob Loschko, Karen Garcia, David Cooper, Michael Pride, Annaliesa Anderson
    Pages 217-236
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 251-253

About this book


This volume provides methods to analyze the meningococcus and its interactions with biologically relevant host cells and sites, to interrogate the population structure and biology of the meningococcus that defines its capacity to cause disease, and to aid in vaccine development and surveillance. Many of these methods are applicable to the close relative, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and several of the methods described can also be used in investigating host-pathogen interactions for a range of other organisms. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. 

Authoritative and practical, Neisseria meningitidis: Methods and Protocols will allow for the use of these methods by more laboratories and foster collaboration and consistency in investigations of this enigmatic and dangerous pathogen.


Meningococcus Strain analysis Vaccine development Disease progression Neisseria gonorrhoeae Host cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Kate L. Seib
    • 1
  • Ian R. Peak
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute For GlycomicsGriffith UniversitySouthportAustralia
  2. 2.Institute For GlycomicsGriffith UniversitySouthportAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-9201-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-9202-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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