Dermatophilus

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Dermatophilus

 [der″mah-tof´ĭ-lus]
a genus of gram-positive, aerobic or facultatively anaerobic actinomycetes; D. congolen´sis is the etiologic agent of dermatophilosis.

Dermatophilus

/Der·ma·toph·i·lus/ (der″mah-tof´ĭ-lus)
1. Tunga.
2. a genus of pathogenic actinomycetes. D. congolen´sis is the etiologic agent of dermatophilosis.

Dermatophilus

a genus of bacteria in the family Dermatophilaceae.

Dermatophilus chelonae
causes skin lesions in turtles.
Dermatophilus congolensis
gram-positive, tapering filaments with right-angled branching, producing coccoid cells and flagellated, motile zoospores. Causes mycotic dermatitis, strawberry footrot, streptothricosis. Has many synonyms including D. dermatonomus, D. pedis, Polysepta, Nocardia, Streptothrix spp.