Guillot, Midgley & Guého (1996)

Macroscopic morphology

Colonies on mDixon agar are typically rough with fine grooves resulting in a course texture [927].

Microscopic morphology

Cornmeal preparations reveal ellipsoidal cells measuring 1.0-2.0 x 1.5-4.0 µm. Wet preparations reveal yeast cells with daughter cells being produced from a broad-based cell with distinct collarettes.

Special notes

This species is regularly recovered from the scalp and face [924]. It may be differentiated from other . by its negative catalase reaction.
This isolate initially associated with animals, but is also recognized from humans sources. It is easily misidentified as either M. furfur or M. sympodialis but may be differentiated from both by its inability to grow on glucose/peptone agar with 0.1{64e6c1a1710838655cc965f0e1ea13052e867597ac43370498029d1bc5831201} Tween 80 [924]. Although this species is recognized as genetically distinct, its role in disease is not known.

In vitro susceptibility data

Susceptibility testing according to NCCLS/CLSI Document M27-A2 is not possible due to the oleic acid requirement of this species.