TABLE 1.

Origin and distribution of Malassezia strains

SpeciesNo. of total strainsNo. of stock strainsNo. of fresh isolatesOriginComments
M. pachydermatis431CBS 1879
30Dog, external earExternal otitis
12Dog, external earHealthy dogs
M. sympodialis841CBS 7222
80HumanHealthy adults
1HumanPsoriasis vulgaris
1HumanAtopic dermatitis
1Human, external earExternal otitis
M. globosa141CBS 7966
10HumanPityriasis versicolor
3HumanSeborrheic dermatitis
M. dermatis52JCM11348 and JCM11470
2HumanHealthy adults
1HumanSeborrheic dermatitis
M. furfur411CBS 1878
38HumanHealthy adults
1HumanPsoriasis vulgaris
1Human, external earExternal otitis
M. slooffiae1081CBS 7956
95Human, external earHealthy adults
8Human, external earExternal otitis
3HumanSeborrheic dermatitis
1HumanPsoriasis vulgaris
M. obtusa41CBS 7876
3HumanHealthy adults
M. restricta711CBS 7877
31Human, external earHealthy adults
35HumanSeborrheic dermatitis
2HumanPsoriasis vulgaris
2HumanPityriasis versicolor
M. japonica220M9966, M9967
M. yamatoensis502HumanHealthy adults
2HumanPsoriasis vulgaris
1HumanSeborrheic dermatitis
Total37711366