Cryptococcus terreus Group B
A rapidly growing yeast that reproduce by multilateral budding. The colony is soft and may be yellowish-tan to brownish. This isolate of Cryptococcus terreus has been identified as belonging to Group B using the Biolog classification system. It has worldwide distribution and can be isolated from soil, fresh water, and plants. It rarely causes acute, subacute, or chronic yeast infections (cryptococcosis) in susceptible individuals.