A specific PCR assay for the dermatophyte fungus Microsporum canis.


A DNA fragment of approximately 1.2 kb, generated from the common dermatophyte Microsporum canis by arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using random primer OPU13, was cloned and sequenced. Based on the resulting sequencing data, a forward primer (MC1F) and a reverse primer (MC1R) have been designed and assessed by PCR for their usefulness in… (More)