EASY AND COLOURFUL DETECTION
Since members of the genus Malassezia share similar morphological and biochemical
characteristics, the use of traditional culture media for differentiating them based on
phenotypic features is not suitable. CHROMagar Malassezia was developed with the goal of
facilitating not only their detection, but also to improve an algorithm for the differentiation
of the most common species (see: Revised Culture-Based System for Identification of
Malassezia Species, by Takamasa et al. JCM No-2007)
Last update: 24-May-16
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Focus on Malassezia
is a fungi naturally found on the skin of many animals, including humans. On
normal healthy skin it does not cause infections, but when the environment of the skin is
species are able to cause several cutaneous diseases as severe dermatitis
or otitis (inflammation of the skin or ears respectively)