Biology:Malassezia nana

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Short description
Species of fungus

Malassezia nana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Malasseziomycetes
Order: Malasseziales
Family: Malasseziaceae
Genus: Malassezia
M. nana
Binomial name
Malassezia nana
A.Hirai, R.Kano, Makimura, H.Yamag. & A.Haseg. (2004)

Malassezia nana is a fungus that can cause opportunistic infections in animals.[1][2] It was first isolated from animals in Japan and Brazil. M. nana resembles M. dermatis and M. sympodialis, but is distinguished from these species by its inability to use Kolliphor EL (Sigma) as the sole lipid source and to hydrolyse aesculin. The type strain of M. nana is NUSV 1003T(=CBS 9557T=JCM 12085T).


  1. Castellá, Gemma; De Bellis, Filippo; Bond, Ross; Cabañes, F. Javier (2011). "Molecular characterization of Malassezia nana isolates from cats". Veterinary Microbiology 148 (2–4): 363–367. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2010.09.021. ISSN 0378-1135. PMID 20961713. 
  2. Hirai, A. (2004). "Malassezia nana sp. nov., a novel lipid-dependent yeast species isolated from animals". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 54 (2): 623–627. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02776-0. ISSN 1466-5026. PMID 15023986. 

Further reading

  • Duarte, E. R., J. C. P. Resende, and J. S. Hamdan. "Characterization of Typical and Atypical Malassezia spp. From Cattle and Dog by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Analysis." Arq. Inst. Biol., São Paulo 76.2 (2009): 157-164.
  • Eidi, Samaneh, Ali Reza Khosravi, and Shahram Jamshidi. "A comparison of different kinds of Malassezia species in healthy dogs and dogs with otitis externa and skin lesions." Turk. J. Vet. Anim. Sci 35.5 (2011): 345-350.
  • Boekhout, Teun, ed. Malassezia and the Skin: Science and Clinical Practice. Springer, 2010.

See also Wikidata entry Q10575743.