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Home • Malassezia sympodialis ATCC 42132
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M. sympodialis cell wall architecture revealed by HPF-TEM (high-pressure freezing--transmission electron microscopy). M. sympodialis was grown on mDixon agar at 32°C for 4 days. (A) Transmission electron micrograph of a budding M. sympodialis yeast cell. (B) Ultrastructure of the M. sympodialis cell wall. Bars: 0.5 µm (magnification,x25,000) (A) and 100 nm (magnification, x130,000) (B)

The genome sequence and gene predictions of Malassezia sympodialis were not determined by the JGI, but were downloaded from NCBI and have been published (Anastasia Gioti et al., 2013). Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by the author and is therefore not automatically updated.

Malassezia commensal yeasts are associated with a number of skin disorders, such as atopic eczema/dermatitis and dandruff, and they also can cause systemic infections. 7.67-Mbp genome of Malassezia sympodialis, a species associated with atopic eczema, and contrast its genome repertoire with that of Malassezia globosa, associated with dandruff, as well as those of other closely related fungi. Malassezia species do not appear to have many cell wall-localized glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) proteins and lack other cell wall proteins previously identified in other fungi. M. sympodialis may have the capacity to undergo sexual reproduction and present a model for a pseudobipolar mating system that allows limited recombination between two linked MAT loci. 


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