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Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 1989 Mar;55(3):245-51.

A reevaluation of the genus Malassezia by means of genome comparison.

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Unité de Mycologie, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.

Abstract

Results of a study of the genus Malassezia on the basis of genome characters confirm that two species should be maintained, M. furfur and M. pachydermatis. The two forms associated with skin disease, frequently referred to as Pityrosporum orbiculare and P. ovale, were found to be synonymous, the name M. furfur having priority. Malassezia pachydermatis, hitherto regarded as a strictly zoophilic species, may also be found on humans.

PMID:
2757367
DOI:
10.1007/bf00393853
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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