Species/Subspecies: Trichophyton verrucosum
Categories: Animal pathogen; dermatophyte
Etymology: Genus name: hairy plant.
Species epithet: varty.
Significance:T. verrucosum is one of the most important among the zoophilic dermatophytes. It is highly contagious, expensive to treat and difficult to control.
Macromorphology (smell):
Trichophyton verrucosum
Macroconidia do not occur very often, but chlamydospores in chains can often be detected.
Spec. Char.:
Disease/effect: The disease is zoonotic
Hosts/substrateDisease/effectClinical picture or result
Cattle (important host)RingwormHairless spotlike areas on the skin
Donkeys, dogs, goats, sheep and horsesRingwormHairless spotlike areas on the skin
HumansTinea capitis, Tinea corporis, Tinea manuum, Tinea barbae, och Tinea profunda (see Microsporum canis for explanations)Skin redness and hair loss.
Genome Sequence:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/Isolate# of chromSize (Mbp)Ref
GCF_000151505 HKI 0517  22.5 # 41

Mitochondrial DNA sequence:  -
18S rRNA Seq:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NT
EF631623 BMU03357 2313 

ITS regions:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NTGenes
NR_154982 CBS 365.53TM 582 18S rRNA, ITS 1, 5.8S rRNA, ITS 2 

Reference(s): No. 42

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