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Trichophyton mentagrophytes

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Eurotiomycetes
Order: Onygenales
Family: Arthrodermataceae
Genus: Trichophyton
Species: T. interdigitale
Binomial name
Trichophyton interdigitale
Priestley (1917)

Trichophyton interdigitale is a species of Trichophyton.[1] It can produce penicillin.

Some sources equate it with "Trichophyton mentagrophytes".[2] As such is one of three common fungi which cause ringworm in companion animals. It is also the second most commonly isolated fungus causing so-called tinea infections in humans, and the most common or one of the most common fungi that causes zoonotic skin disease (i.e., transmission of mycotic skin disease from humans to animals, and the reverse). The fungus has a major natural reservoir in rodents, but can also infect pet rabbits, dogs and horses.


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