Arthroderma olidum, sp. nov. A new addition to the Trichophyton terrestre complex

Colin Campbell*, Andrew Borman, Christopher Linton, Paul Bridge, Elizabeth Johnson

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In 1981, four fungal isolates from hair of the European badger (Meles meles) were examined by Dr Phyllis Stockdale at the Commonwealth Mycological Institute, Kew, and deposited in the UK National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi as an undescribed member of the Trichophyton terrestre complex. The present paper formalizes the complete description of a new ascomycete taxon, Arthroderma olidum following successful recent attempts to re-isolate the same fungus from the soil of Badger holes in South West England. Furthermore, using ribosomal RNA gene sequencing, we show that the asexual form of A. olidum is conspecific with the recently described Trichophyton eboreum [1] isolated from a human skin specimen in Germany.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-459
Number of pages9
JournalMedical Mycology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006


  • Arthroderma olidum
  • Badger hair
  • Teleomorph
  • Trichophyton eboreum
  • rDNA gene sequences


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