Species/Subspecies: Trichophyton equinum subsp. equinum
Categories: Animal pathogen; dermatophyte
Etymology: Genus name: hairy plant.
Species epithet: from horse
Subspecies epithet: see Species epithet.
Significance:T. equinum subsp. equinum is one of the most important among the zoophilic dermatophytes. It is highly contagious, expensive to treat and difficult to control.
Geographic distribution: The disease has a global distribution.
Macromorphology (smell): From above, the colonies on SDA are first white and fluffy and then buff and folded. From below, the colonies are yellow to dark reddish brown. The colonies grow up to 35 mm in diameter after 10 days of incubation.
Enzymes: Urease +
Spec. Char.:
Disease/effect: Ringworm
Hosts/materialDisease/effectClinical picture or result
HorseRingwormSkin lesions, which result in itching and hair loss (alopecia).
Genome Sequence:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/Isolate# of chromSize (Mbp)Ref
GCA_000151175 CBS 127.97  23.5 # 41

Mitochondrial DNA sequence:  -
18S rRNA Seq:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NT
KY882035 1274 
Partial sequence

Reference(s): No. 42

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