Microsporum canis

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Microsporum
Macroconidia Microsporum canis.JPG
Canoe-shaped macroconidia of Microsporum canis, showing the multiseptate structures. As seen here, M. canis typically exhibits macroconidia with more than six septations per macroconidium spore.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Eurotiomycetes
Order: Onygenales
Family: Arthrodermataceae
Genus: Microsporum
Species: Microsporum canis
Bodin ex Guég., 1902

Microsporum canis is an organism that can cause tinea capitis in humans, and simple ringworm in pets.[1] The organism's major reservoir in companion animals is within domestic cats and dogs. Under Wood's lamp examination, it gives bright green fluorescence 50% of the time.

It is closely related to other dermatophytes.[2]

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