, Volume 92, Issue 1, pp 7–10 | Cite as

Antigenic characterization of Microsporum canis, M. distortum, M. equinum, M. ferrugineum and Trichophyton soudanense cultures

  • Luciano Polonelli
  • Giulia Morace


The authors investigated the antigenic properties of a group of closely related dermatophytes whose components may be morphologically confused with one another: Microsporum canis, M. distortum, M. equinum, M. ferrugineum and Trichophyton soudanense. By using reference antigens and adsorbed monospecific antisera, it was possible to serologically distinguish the reference strains by the exoantigen technique. Their common and specific antigenic determinants were visualized by cross-immunoelectrophoresis tests with intermediate gel.


Reference Strain Canis Antigenic Determinant Specific Antigenic Determinant Antigenic Property 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    De Sanchez, T. & D. W. R. Mackenzie, 1983. Exoantigens of dermatophytes. Sabouraudia 21: 159–161.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Kaufman, L. & P. G. Standard, 1978. Improved version of the exoantigen test for identification of Coccidioides immitis and Histoplasma capsulatum cultures. J. Clin. Microbiol. 8: 42–45.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Kaufman, L. & R. B. Lopez, 1980. Immunodiffusion studies of morphologically similar dermatophyte species. In: Superficial, Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Infections. Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC, Scientific Publication No. 396, pp. 159–173.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Morace, G. & L. Polonelli, 1981. Exoantigen test for identification of Petriellidium boydii cultures. J. Clin. Microbiol. 14: 237–240.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Morace, G., D. Orsini, M. Castagnola & L. Polonelli, 1984. Exoantigen studies of Phanerochaete chrysosporium and Sporotrichum pruinosum. L'Igiene Moderna 81: 314–322.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Philpot, C. H., 1978. Serological differences among dermatophytes. Sabouraudia 16: 247–256.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Polonelli, L. & G. Morace, 1982. Exoantigen studies of Sporothrix schenckii, Ceratocystis minor and Graphium penicillioides cultures. J. Clin. Microbiol. 15: 362–365.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Polonelli, L., D. Orsini, M. Castagnola & G. Morace, 1984. Serological identification of aflatoxins potentially producing Aspergillus species. L'Igiene Moderna (in press).Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Swenson, F. J. & J. A. Ulrich, 1980. Fatty acids of dermatophytes. Sabouraudia 18: 1–9.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Turner, W. E. & W. Kaplan, 1974. The development and evaluation of immunodiffusion, immunofluorescence and physiological tests for the differentiation of atypical Trichophyton rubrum and T. mentagrophytes isolates. Mycopathol. Mycol. Appl. 53: 183–200.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Dr W. Junk Publishers 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luciano Polonelli
    • 1
  • Giulia Morace
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Microbiologia, Facolta' di Medicina e Chirurgia ‘A. Gemelli’Universita' Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomaItaly

Personalised recommendations