Medical Mycology Journal
Online ISSN : 2186-165X
Print ISSN : 2185-6486
Short Report
First Isolation of Arthroderma fulvum in Japan
Teru FukutomiRui KanoHiroshi Kamata
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2017 年 58 巻 3 号 p. E115-E118


Morphology and molecular characteristics of Microsporum gypseum clinical isolates obtained from the fur of a normal rabbit (n=1) and the soil from 10 different rabbit hutches in six elementary schools (n=10) were examined. Isolates were also identified by sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region. All 11 isolates demonstrated homology with the Arthroderma fulvum ITS sequence. Furthermore, PCR analysis for the presence of mating type genes detected positivity for MAT1-1 (n=10) and MAT1-2 (n=1). However, no mating reaction was detected between A. fulvum reference strains and the clinical isolates.

© 2017 The Japanese Society for Medical Mycology
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