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Trichophyton spp

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Synonym(s): Ringworm, Dermatophytosis

Introduction

Classification

Taxonomy

  • Genus: Trichophyton.
  • Species: equinum, erinacei, mentagrophytes, quinckeanum, simii, verrucosum.

Etymology

  • Gk:trikho- hair; phyton- plant.

Distribution

  • Some Trichophyton spp worldwide, eg T. mentagrophytes and T. equinum.
  • Other species limited to specific geographical areas, eg T. simii in India.

Significance

  • Cause dermatophytosis (Ringworm Ringworm) in many animal species worldwide.
  • The most common dermatophyte of cattle is Tricophyton verrucosum.

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Van Cutsem J & Rochette R (1991) Mycoses in Domestic Animals. Janssen Res Found.
  • Biberstein E L (1990) Dermatophytes. In: Review of Veterinary Microbiology. Eds: Biberstein E L & Zee Y C. Blackwell Scientific, USA. pp 272-279. ISBN: 0 86542 085 8.