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geophilous

[jē′äf·ə·ləs]
(ecology)
Living or growing in or on the ground.
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(The term "tinea unguium" often is used interchangeably with onychomycosis; however, tinea unguium applies only to cases of onychomycosis caused by dermatophyte fungi.) Dermatophyte organisms are ubiquitous and are found in soil (geophilic), animals (zoophilic), and humans (anthropophilic).
(The term "Linea unguium" often is used interchangeably with onychomycosis; however, tinea unguium applies only to cases or onychomycosis caused by dermatophyte fungi.) Dermatophyte organisms are ubiquitous and are found in soil (geophilic), animals (zoophilic), and humans (anthropophilic).
This fungi is a common geophilic dermatophyte widely distributed in soils globally and causes ringworm of the scalp and glabrous skin in human and animals (Ali and Rana, 2000).
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) and histoplasmosis (H) are systemic mycosis produced by geophilic dimorphic fungi Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and Histoplasma capsulatum, respectively (1-3).
Fungi that cause tinea capitis infections are from geophilic, zoophilic, and anthropophilic organisms.
These categories are anthropophilic (those associated with humans only and are transmitted by close, direct human contact or through contaminated fomites), zoophilic (those associated with animals and are transmitted by close contact with animals or contaminated animal products), and geophilic (soil fungi transmitted to humans through direct exposure to soil or to dusty animals).
[2,3] Members of these genera can be divided into three groups according to their natural reservoir and potential for infection: anthropophilic, zoophilic and geophilic organisms.