|Description:||This Petri dish culture plate contained an unknown growth medium, upon which grew a single colony of the dermatophytic organism, Microsporm canis. This was a typical strain, which gave rise to a wooly-textured colony. See PHIL 15472, for a microscopic view of the M. canis microorganism, and 15473, for a view of an atypical variant which exhibited a glaborous, smooth colonial morphology.|
M. canis, a zoophilic dermatophyte often found in cats and dogs, is a common cause of tinea corporis and tinea capitis in humans. Other dermatophytes are included in the genera Epidermophyton and Trichophyton.