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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.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1970
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Links:CDC - Division of Foodborne, Bacterial, and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases; Dermatophytes: Ringworm
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