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Descriptor in English: Microsporum
Descriptor in Spanish: Microsporum
Descriptor in Portuguese: Microsporum
Descriptor in French: Microsporum
Entry term(s): Microsporon
Microsporons
Microsporums
Tree number(s): B01.300.381.560
Scope note: A mitosporic Oxygenales fungal genus causing various diseases of the skin and hair. The species Microsporum canis produces TINEA CAPITIS and tinea corporis, which usually are acquired from domestic cats and dogs. Teleomorphs includes Arthroderma (Nannizzia). (Alexopoulos et al., Introductory Mycology, 4th edition, p305)
Annotation: do not confuse with the phylum MICROSPORIDIA, the class MICROSPOREA, nor with the order MICROSPORIDA; infection: coordinate IM with DERMATOMYCOSES (IM) or specific (IM); do not confuse with MICROSPORIDIOSIS
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS UI: 9052
Descriptor UI: D008864
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Microsporum - Preferred
Concept UI M0013824
Scope note A mitosporic Oxygenales fungal genus causing various diseases of the skin and hair. The species Microsporum canis produces TINEA CAPITIS and tinea corporis, which usually are acquired from domestic cats and dogs. Teleomorphs includes Arthroderma (Nannizzia). (Alexopoulos et al., Introductory Mycology, 4th edition, p305)
Preferred term Microsporum
Entry term(s) Microsporon
Microsporons
Microsporums



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