|Categories:||Animal pathogen; human pathogen; dermatophyte|
|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the Italian mycologist Arturo Nannizzi (1877-1961).|
Species epithet: ?
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Microsporum gypseum|
|Significance:||N. gypsea is an important geophilic dermatophyte. It is highly contagious, expensive to treat and difficult to control.
|Macromorphology (smell):||Colonies may reach 5 cm in diameter after 10 days of incubation. Have a mouse-like odour. The colonies are yellowish to light brown on the upper side and look yellowish to reddish brown from the underside.|
|Micromorphology:||Has elliptical macroconidia (25-60 x 7-15 µm) with up to 6 septa.|
|Mitochondrial DNA sequence:||-|
|18S rRNA Seq:|
|Reference(s):||No. 42, 67, 68|