|| Epidermophyton floccosum|
||Animal pathogen; human pathogen; dermatophyte|
||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]
||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.
||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.
||E. floccosum is an anthropophilic dermatophyte.|
|Disease/effect:||Tinea pedis (athlete's foot) and tinea cruris in humans.
||There is no whole genome sequence reported.
|Mitochondrial DNA sequence:
|ACC-No GenBank||Strain/Isolate||Number of BP||Ref|
|NC_007394 ||ATCC 26072 ||30 910 ||# 60|
|18S rRNA Seq:
|ACC-No GenBank||Strain/Isolate||Number of NT|
|EF631604 ||ATCC 52066 ||2410 |
|ACC-No GenBank||Strain/Isolate||Number of NT||Genes|
|NR_131275 ||ATCC 26072TM ||780 ||18S rRNA, ITS 1, 5.8S rRNA, ITS 2, 28S rRNA |
||E. floccosum is currently the only species described within genus Epidermophyton.
||No. 29, 30|