Trichophyton tonsurans CBS 112818 (GCA_000151455) (ASM15145v1)

Trichophyton tonsurans CBS 112818 (GCA_000151455) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Trichophyton tonsurans CBS 112818 (GCA_000151455)


Trichophyton tonsurans is a fungus in the family Arthrodermataceae that causes ringworm infection of the scalp. It was first recognized by David Gruby in 1844. Isolates are characterized as the "–" or negative mating type of the Arthroderma vanbreuseghemii complex. This species is thought to be conspecific with T. equinum, although the latter represents the "+" mating strain of the same biological species Despite their biological conspecificity, clones of the two mating types appear to have undergone evolutionary divergence with isolates of the T. tonsurans-type consistently associated with Tinea capitis (particularly in children) whereas the T. equinum-type, as its name implies, is associated with horses as a regular host. Phylogenetic relationships were established in isolates from Northern Brazil, through fingerprinting polymorphic RAPD and M13 markers. There seems to be lower genomic variability in the T. tonsurans species due to allopatric divergence. Any phenotypic density is likely due to environmental factors, not genetic characteristics of the fungus.

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The assembly presented is the ASM15145v1 assembly submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000151455.1.


The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000151455.1, with additional non-coding genes derived from Rfam. For more details, please visit INSDC annotation import.

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General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyASM15145v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000151455.1,
Database version100.1
Base Pairs22,505,389
Golden Path Length22,988,586
Genebuild by13
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceEuropean Nucleotide Archive

Gene counts

Coding genes8,521
Non coding genes100
Small non coding genes100
Gene transcripts8,623

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