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J Med Vet Mycol. 1996 Mar-Apr;34(2):145-7.

Isolation of Malassezia sympodialis from feline skin.

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Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, North Mimms, Hatfield, UK.


Carriage of Malassezia yeasts was investigated in 17 cats in two colonies using a lipid-supplemented culture medium. Malassezia pachydermatis was isolated from one cat. Lipid-dependent Malassezia yeasts with electrophoretic karyotypes consistent with M. sympodialis were isolated from all six cats in one group and from one of 11 in the second group. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the isolation of lipid-dependent yeasts from cats.

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