name = "Trichophyton"
status =

image_width = 240px
image_caption = "Trichophyton rubrum"
regnum = Fungi
divisio = Ascomycota
classis = Eurotiomycetes
ordo = Onygenales
familia = Arthrodermataceae
genus = "Trichophyton"


The fungus genus Trichophyton is characterized by the development of both smooth-walled macro- and microconidia. Macroconidia are mostly borne laterally directly on the hyphae or on short pedicels, and are thin- or thick-walled, clavate to fusiform, and range from 4 to 8 by 8 to 50 um in size. Macroconidia are few or absent in many species. Microconidia are spherical, pyriform to clavate or of irregular shape and range from 2 to 3 by 2 to 4 um in size.

Effect on humans

Known as 'Malabar itch', a skin infection consiting of an eruption of a number of concentric rings of overlapping scales forming papulosquamous patches is caused by the fungus. [ [ Malabar itch - definition from ] ]

pecies and their natural reservoirs


External links

* [ Doctor Fungus]
* [ Mycology Unit at the Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital ]

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