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a geophilic fungal species that causes dermatophytosis in humans and is a member of the Microsporum gypseum complex whose ascomycetous state elevates it to the rank of a specific species.
a genus of fungi that cause various diseases of the skin and hair, referred to as ringworm. The sexual state is known as Nannizia.
an anthropophilic species which may occasionally infect domestic animals.
Microsporum canis var canis
causes ringworm in dogs, cats, humans and occasionally other animals.
Microsporum canis var distortum
principally an infection of laboratory primates, but occurs also in dogs and cats.
occasionally infects pigs, goats, monkeys, jaguars and lions.
causes favus in chickens and turkeys.
a soil dermatophyte that causes ringworm in dogs, horses and sometimes other species.
causes ringworm in pigs and rarely other animals and humans.