In vitro models for assessing the pathogenicity of Malassezia yeasts

Bhattacharyya, Tinku (1998) In vitro models for assessing the pathogenicity of Malassezia yeasts. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The basidiomycetous yeast Malassezia has been linked to a number of disease states such as seborrhoeic dermatitis, dandruff and pityriasis versicolor. Much confusion has arisen as to its role in these disease states as this fungus is found inhabiting the stratum corneum of approximately 90% of the human adult population. Malassezia yeasts are lipophilic organisms, some species showing a specific requirement for long chain fatty acids for in vitro culture. The object of the experiments undertaken in this study was to elucidate the role of Malassezia yeasts in dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Supervisor's Name: Richardson, Dr. M. D. and Hodgins, Dr. M. and Edward, Dr. M.
Date of Award: 1998
Depositing User: Mrs Monika Milewska-Fiertek
Unique ID: glathesis:1998-38916
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2018 10:19
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 10:19
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/38916
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