* Department of Dermatology, Welsh National School of Medicine, University College Hospital of Wales, The Heath, Cardiff CF4 4XW.
The effect of temperature and humidity on the growth of Trichophyton mentagrophytes spores on human stratum corneum in vitro
Article first published online: 27 APR 2006
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume 1, Issue 2, pages 159–162, June 1976
How to Cite
KNIGHT, A. G. (1976), The effect of temperature and humidity on the growth of Trichophyton mentagrophytes spores on human stratum corneum in vitro. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 1: 159–162. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.1976.tb01411.x
- Issue published online: 27 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 27 APR 2006
- Accepted for publication 29 December 1975
Trichophyton mentagrophytes spores were grown on human stratum corneum cultures in vitro and exposed to variations in temperature and humidity in an environmental chamber. The optimal temperature range was found to be 27–33° C but reasonable growth was obtained between 24 and 36°C. The optimal humidity was 97% with a very narrow range of 95–98%.