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Malassezia globosa

The genome of Malassezia globosa was not sequenced by the JGI.

Scientists from P&G Beauty & Grooming have successfully sequenced the complete genome for Malassezia globosa (M. globosa), a naturally occurring fungus responsible for the onset of dandruff and other skin conditions in humans. Results of the genome sequencing were published the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis affect more than 50 percent of the human population. Despite the role of Malassezia in these and other common skin diseases, including eczema, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, little was known about the fungus at the molecular level until this study. In addition, understanding of Malassezia's genetic make-up may help scientists reevaluate the parameters that have historically been used to classify fungal organisms.

From P&G Beauty & Grooming Science

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