World of Dermatophytes: A Pictorial Prov Lab Home

World of Dermatophytes: A Pictorial is presented by the
Reference Mycology.
[National Centre for Mycology] [Clinical Presentation]

This site is designed for students, technologists and other persons interested in mycology and dermatology.

The macroscopic and microscopic features of selected dermatophytes are accompanied by the clinical presentations. Approximately 70 images have been included.


We would like to thank Dr. Alfons L. Krol, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Sciences at University of Alberta for the clinical photographs and histories.

We would also like to thank Lynne Sigler, Curator, University of Alberta Microfungus Collection for providing cultures of Trichophyton megnini and Trichophyton soudanense.


The bromocresol purple dyes used in BCP media appeared in some images as a pink color rather than blue. This was apparently due to light wavelengths not visible to the eye. As this is a teaching document and the color and variations of color are important to this test, the images have been adjusted through Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Systems Inc. The images contain an uninoculated tube as well as the test. All color changes were applied to both tubes of media, to make the uninoculated tube as close to the true color as possible.

Presented by Reference Mycology
Provincial Laboratory for Public Health
University of Alberta Hospitals
Edmonton, Alberta