26 Jun 2022

Cryptococcus albidus variety diffluens

A rapidly growing yeast that reproduce by multilateral budding. The colony has a slimy appearance because of the presence of a capsule and may be cream, slightly yellowish, or tan pigmented. It has worldwide distribution and can be isolated from air, soil, salt water, and tropical plants. It rarely causes acute, subacute, or chronic yeast infections (cryptococcosis) in susceptible individuals.