Is dandruf a type of sporozoan ?.If so which is its spore stage?

Asked by gnanaguruv | 23rd Aug, 2018, 08:02: PM

Expert Answer:

Dandruff itself is not a fungus, although it is caused by the presence of a naturally occurring fungus, Malassesia globosa. Dandruff is caused as this fungus breaks down oils on your scalp called sebum. This process produces oleic acid. If you are sensitive to this acid, your scalp becomes irritated and increases the rate at which it renews skin cells in an attempt to get rid of whatever is irritating it. This causes skin cells to clump together, forming flakes that we associate with dandruff.

Malassesia globosa is a fungal spore. It is not classified as a sporozoan.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 24th Aug, 2018, 11:37: AM