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Domain; Phylum; Class; Order; Family [Others may be used. Use NCBI link to find]

Genus Species

Malassezia Globosa

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Hymenomycetes

Order: Tremellales

Family: Filobasidiaceae

Genus: Malassezia

Species: Globosa

NCBI: Taxonomy

Genus species

Description and Significance

Malassezia globosa is a type of yeast whos habitat is within the human body. It is thought to be harmless because it adds to the overall health of a human, but it does have instances of being malicious. It is a circular fungi that with a microscopes help, can be seen in a large population in cells along with its spores.


Describe the size and content of the genome if known (or other information about the genome if no sequence is yet available). How many chromosomes does it have? Other interesting features? What is known about its sequence?

Cell Structure, Metabolism and Life Cycle

Interesting features of the microbe's cell structure and metabolism. Does it make interesting or important molecules? What is it's life cycle like?

Ecology and Known Roles in Symbiosis

In what habitat(s) do you find this microbe? What roles (if known) does this microbe play in symbiosis with other organisms? What role or contribution does this microbe contribute to the environment.

Fun Facts

List interesting facts about this microbe that would appeal to a general audience. Does the microbe play an important role in a process relevant to society?


[Sample reference] Bosch TCG, Guillemin K, McFall-Ngai M (2019) Evolutionary "Experiments" in Symbiosis: The Study of Model Animals Provides Insights into the Mechanisms Underlying the Diversity of Host-Microbe Interactions. BioEssays 41:1800256


This page was authored by Sara Joyce Willis as part of the 2020 UM Study USA led by Dr. Erik Hom at the University of Mississippi.