Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Tremellales 
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 Scientific Name: Cryptococcus humicola

Cryptococcus humicola (Daszewska) Goluber (1981b)

 Description: Growth on yeast extract-malt extract agar: After 3 days at 25 ℃, the cells are subglobose (3.3-6.1×3.0-6.0 μm), single or in pairs. Vegetative reproduction is accomplished by multilateral budding. Growth on yeast extract-malt extract agar: After 7 days at 25 ℃, streak cultures are creamy, butyrous, smooth, pulvinate, dull and entire. Dalmau plate culture on corn meal agar: On Dalmau plate cultures on corn meal agar after 10 days at 25℃, pseudomycelium can be found under the cover glass. Formation of basidiospores:: After 10 days at 18 ℃ on CM agar, YM agar, McClary’s acetate agar, malt extract agar, and V8 agar, sexual spores are absent.

ES13S10, soil, Sinyi, Nantou, Taiwan, 2007; ES16S03, soil, Sinyi, Nantou, Taiwan, 2007; GY24S01, soil, Yanping, Taitung, Taiwan, 2008.

 Habitat: Soil, mushroom, rotten toadstool, water, skin,

Taiwan, Chile, France, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Antarctica, Nethland Note: This species is placed in biological safety level 1.


Goluber, VI. 1981. Mikologiya i Fitopatologiya. 15: 467-468.


C. F. Lee

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