|Description:||This Petri dish culture plate contained an unknown growth medium, upon which grew a single colony of the dermatophytic organism, Microsporm canis, which in this case, had been obtained from a monkey isolate. For the reverse view, or a view from the back, see PHIL 15478. Note the cottony texture exhibited by the surface of this colony, characteristic of M. canis.|
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.