Microsporum canis CBS 113480
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40x Macroconidia Microsporum canis. Photo by Roberto J. Galindo

This genome was sequenced by the Broad Institute.

The genome is sequenced as part of a comparative genomics project by the Broad Institute which includes sequencing of four other species representing human-specific (anthropophile eg.: Trichophyton rubrum and T. tonsurans), mammal-specific (zoophile eg.: T. equinum) and soil-dwelling (geophile eg.: Microsporum gypseum) taxa. 

Microsporum canis is the most commonly encountered zoophile in human infection. It is the most common cause of tinea capitis (fungal head infections) in Europe. M. canis is also a problem in pets, including dogs and cats, where it causes ringworm. M. canis is mating competent.

 

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