Malassezia pachydermatis (Wiedman) Dodge, anamorph (ATCC® 14522)

Strain Designations: CBS 1879 [238 Shesis, CCRC 21676, IFO 10064, NRRL Y-17165]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Deposited As Pityrosporum canis Gustafson
Strain Designations CBS 1879 [238 Shesis, CCRC 21676, IFO 10064, NRRL Y-17165]
Biomedical Research and Development Material
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 freeze-dried
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


Comments Genome sequencing strain (University of Utrecht, Netherlands; Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore)
Morphology After 15 days on Emmons’ modification of Sabouraud’s medium at 37°C, colonies are cream-colored, smooth, and soft. Yeast cells are ovoid, single, in pairs or clusters.
Sequenced Data
18S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence; internal   transcribed spacer 1, 5.8S ribosomal RNA gene, and internal transcribed spacer 2, complete sequence; and 26S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence.


D1D2 region of the 26S ribosomal RNA gene.


Morphology After 15 days on Emmons’ modification of Sabouraud’s medium at 37°C, colonies are cream-colored, smooth, and soft. Yeast cells are ovoid, single, in pairs or clusters.
Name of Depositor CBS
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- CBS <-- BA Gustafson 238 Shesis
Otitis externa in a dog, Sweden
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : KU729075 ITS including 5.8S rRNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : KU729168 D1/D2 region of 28S rRNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF063215 26S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AJ249952 26S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence

Nucleotide (GenBank) : LGAV00000000 Malassezia pachydermatis strain CBS 1879, whole genome shotgun sequencing project


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