|| Trichophyton mentagrophytes|
||Animal pathogen; human pathogen; dermatophyte|
|Significance:||T. mentagrophytes is one of the most important among the zoophilic dermatophytes. It is highly contagious, expensive to treat and difficult to control.
||Dermatophytes have proteases, elastases (serine proteases) and keratinases, which are virulence factors and the degradation products are nutrients for the fungi.|
||Dermatofytosis is zoonotic.
|Hosts/material||Disease/effect||Clinical picture or result|
|Many different animal species, for instance companion animals||Ringworm (dermatophytosis)||Can infect the parts of the body that consist of keratin, i.e. skin, hair and claws/nails etc. Infektion of the skin will result in circular areas with hair loss|
|Humans||Tinea||Skin infection on the face, feet, hands, groin and scalp, which causes scaling, itching and dryness as well as typical circular rashes|
|ACC-No GenBank||Strain/Isolate||# of chrom||Size (Mbp)|
|GCA_003664465 ||D15P127 || ||23.7 |
|Mitochondrial DNA sequence:
|ACC-No GenBank||Strain/Isolate||Number of BP||Ref|
|NC_012826 ||BMU 03104 ||24 297 ||# 65|
|18S rRNA Seq:
|ACC-No GenBank||Strain/Isolate||Number of NT|
|EF631618 ||BMU03104 ||2313 |