Malassezia globosa Midgley, E. Guého et J. Guillot (ATCC® MYA-4612)

Strain Designations: CBS 7966 [ATCC 96807, GM 35]  /  Product Format: frozen

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Strain Designations CBS 7966 [ATCC 96807, GM 35]
Biosafety Level 2

Biosafety  classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Type Strain yes
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain


Lipophilic or lipid-dependent yeasts.
Genome sequencing strain (The Procter & Gamble Company, USA).
Opportunistic pathogen that can cause systematic infection in neonates and are associated with multiple human skin disorders.
Medium ATCC® Medium 2737: Modified Leeming & Notman Agar (MLNA)
ATCC® Medium 2693: modified Dixon (mDixon)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C to 35°C
Atmosphere: Typical aerobic
Sequenced Data
ITS DNA sequence of MYA-4612


D1D2 DNA sequence of MYA-4612


Name of Depositor CBS
Special Collection ATCC
Chain of Custody
Skin of patient with Pityriasis versicolor, London, UK.
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : GU291287 D1/D2 region of 28S rRNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : GU291271 ITS including 5.8S rRNA gene


Gueho E, Midgley G, Guillot J. The genus Malassezia with description of four new species. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 69: 337-355, 1996. PubMed: 8836432

Wang H, et al. A fungal phylogeny based on 82 complete genomes using the composition vector method. BMC Evol. Biol. 9: 195, 2009.

Xu J, et al. Dandruff-associated Malassezia genomes reveal convergent and divergent virulence traits shared with plant and human fungal pathogens. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104: 18730-18735, 2007. PubMed: 18000048

Kim D, et al. Functional expression and characterization of CYP51 from dandruff-causing Malassezia globosa. FEMS Yeast Res. 11: 80-87, 2011.

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