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Mycoses. 1995 Jan-Feb;38(1-2):13-21.

Fine structural investigation of Malassezia furfur. II. The envelope of the yeast cells.

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Medizinisches Zentrum für Hautkrankheiten, Phillips-Universität Marburg, Germany.


The general ultrastructure of the Malassezia furfur cell envelope is shown in a schematic model. Distinct layers such as the outer lamella, the cell wall and the plasma membrane and special structural elements of the cell wall are described and presented in electronmicrographs. Special attention was paid to the outer lamellar layer that seems to be equivalent to a capsule. It probably contains lipids as well as the cell wall, and it seems to participate in attachment processes.

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