|Categories:||Animal pathogen; human pathogen|
|Etymology:||Genus name: epidermis (outer skin) creature.|
Species epithet: growing as woolly tufts.
|Significance:||Rarely infects animals, but is an important human pathogen.
[Of minor importance]
|Macromorphology (smell):||On rich media such as Sabouraud agar, colonies usually grow together into white pleomorphic tufts after a few weeks and they can sometimes secrete a reddish-brown pigment in the agar plate.|
|Micromorphology:||E. floccosum has septate hyaline hyphae. The macroconidia are smooth, thin-walled and club-shaped. The macroconidia are borne individually or in clusters of 2 or 3 and are 20-40 x 7-12 μm and contain 1 to 9 septa. The narrow base and the broad, club-shaped tip of the macroconidia have been compared to the shape of a beaver tail.|
|Spec. Char.:||E. floccosum is an anthropophilic dermatophyte.|
|Disease/effect:||Tinea pedis (athlete's foot) and tinea cruris in humans.
|Genome Sequence:||There is no whole genome sequence reported.|
|Mitochondrial DNA sequence:|
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|Taxonomy/phylogeny:||E. floccosum is currently the only species described within genus Epidermophyton.|
|Reference(s):||No. 29, 30|