Species/Subspecies: Trichophyton mentagrophytes
Categories: 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.
Macromorphology (smell):
Trichophyton mentagrophytes 
Trichophyton mentagrophytes
Spec. Char.: Dermatophytes have proteases, elastases (serine proteases) and keratinases, which are virulence factors and the degradation products are nutrients for the fungi.
Disease/effect: Dermatofytosis is zoonotic.
Hosts/substrateDisease/effectClinical picture or result
Many different animal species, for instance companion animalsRingworm (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
HumansTineaSkin infection on the face, feet, hands, groin and scalp, which causes scaling, itching and dryness as well as typical circular rashes
Genome Sequence:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/Isolate# of chromSize (Mbp)
GCA_003664465 D15P127  23.7 

Mitochondrial DNA sequence:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of BPRef
NC_012826 BMU 03104 24 297 # 65
Circular DNA

18S rRNA Seq:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NT
EF631618 BMU03104 2313 

ITS regions:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NTGenes
OK484432 09-21NVT 601 (ITS 1), 5.8S rRNA, (ITS 2) 
ITS 1 and ITS 2 are partial

Reference(s): No. 42

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences