Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Mycoses. 2018 Oct 26. doi: 10.1111/myc.12865. [Epub ahead of print]

Perspectives on misidentification of Trichophyton interdigitale/Trichophyton mentagrophytes using internal transcribed spacer region sequencing: Urgent need to update the sequence database.

Author information

1
Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.
2
Department of Dermatology, Dr. RML Hospital and PGIMER, New Delhi, India.
3
Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
4
Centre of Expertise in Mycology Radboudumc/CWZ, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Abstract

The taxonomy of the dermatophytes has been revisited using a novel multilocus phylogenetic approach, and several neotypes and reference strains have been assigned for Trichophyton species. Single gene sequencing, that is the ITS region, for identification of highly related species T. mentagrophytes/T. interdigitale, warrant reassessment. The sequence database (Westerdijk and NCBI) needs to be updated as several incorrect/obsolete entries of reference and neotype strains of T. interdigitale/T. mentagrophytes hampers correct identification of this complex.

KEYWORDS:

Trichophyton interdigitale/ mentagrophytes ; India; multigene phylogeny; tinea corporis; tinea cruris

PMID:
30367553
DOI:
10.1111/myc.12865

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wiley
Loading ...
Support Center