TABLE 2.

Typical phenotypic features in nine species of Malasseziaa

SpeciesGrowth on SDAGrowth on mDixon atPrecipitate production on CHROMUtilization ofEsculinPolyethoxylated castor oilCatalase reaction
32°C37°C40°C10% Tw 200.5% Tw 400.5% Tw 600.1% Tw 80
M. pachydermatisb+++++f++++±e±e+
M. sympodialisb++++f++++ee+
M. globosab+± or −+fee+
M. dermatisc++++f++++ff+
M. furfurb+++f++++e+e+
M. slooffiaeb+++f± or +++ee+
M. obtusab+± or +f+ee+
M. restrictab++fee
M. japonicad++f±++ff+
  • a mDixon, modified Dixon agar; Tw, Tween; +, positive; −, negative; ±, weakly positive.

  • b Guého et al. (9).

  • c Sugita et al. (25).

  • d Sugita et al. (26).

  • e Mayser et al. (18).

  • f Kaneko et al. (15).