Cryptococcus neoformans

Gram’s stain (Panel A) and India ink stain (Panel B) revealed abundant encapsulated, round yeasts, with some budding forms.

Cryptococcus spp Cryptococcus spp is a fungal group that belongs to the Phylum Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes). They undergo sexual reproduction forming dikaryotic hyphae and basidiospores supported by a club-shaped basidium with hyphae that has a complex septate. There are four known species of Cryptococcus: Cryptococcus neorformans Cryptococcus gattii Cryptococcus albidus Cryptococcus laurentii Cryptococcus inuguttulatus C. albidus … Read more Cryptococcus neoformans