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PATHOGENS

  • Malassezia furfur (Pityrosporum ovale)
  • Malassezia globosa 
  • Malassezia symphodialis 
  • Malassezia silffiae 
  • Growth of these yeast in cultures requires special media.
    • Sabouraud dextrose agar overlaid with olive oil required with incubation at 30°C.
    • Colonies often difficult to distinguish in oil layer.

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Last updated: July 3, 2016