|Contribution||Described the fungus Microsporum audouini in a type of ringworm.|
|Notes||An example of the early recognition of fungal pathogens. Microsporum has also been called Microsporon. David Gruby named the species in honor of the "famous academician" Audouin who had already shown a similar fungus in muscardine of silkworms. While Gruby's work (see 1841) was mycologically sound, it was not highly effective in persuading the medical profession of the fungal causation of the skin disease.|
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