Species/Subspecies: Malassezia pachydermatis
Categories: Animal pathogen; human pathogen
Etymology: Genus name: Named after the French scientist Louis-Charles Malassez.
Species epithet: Greek for thick-skin.
Alternative Species Name(s):Pityrosporum malassez
Significance:  [Very important]   
Macromorphology (smell):
Malassezia pachydermatis 
The colonies are creamy and yellowish and smooth to wrinkled and convex with an edge, which has a slightly lobed appearance. M. pachydermatis can be cultivated on Sabaroud agar.
Micromorphology: The size of the ovoidal cells are 3.0–6.5 x 2.5 µm.
Enzymes: Catalase +
Spec. Char.: Optimal growth temperature is 30-37°C. M pachydermatis is the only species in its genus that grows in the absence of fatty acids, although growth is stimulated by fatty acids.
Reservoir: Can be found in the normal flora of the skin healthy mammals.
Virulence Factors: Chondroitin-sulfatase, hyaluronidase, phospholipase and proteinase, which are tissue degrading enzymes.
Diagnostics: Cytological examination of the suspected area of the animal.
Genome Sequence:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/Isolate# of chromSize (Mbp)Ref
GCF_001278385 CBS 1879 08,1 # 3

18S rRNA Seq:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NT
EU192366 ATCC 14522 1557 

ITS regions:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NTGenes
NR_126114 CBS 1879TM 755 ITS 1, 5.8S rRNA, ITS 2, 28S rRNA 

Taxonomy/phylogeny: About 20 species have been described within this genus.
Comment:The disease is zoonotic.
Reference(s): No. 20

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