Cryptococcus bhutanensis

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Cryptococcus bhutanensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Tremellomycetes
Order: Tremellales
Family: Tremellaceae
Genus: Cryptococcus
Species: C. bhutanensis
Binomial name
Cryptococcus bhutanensis

Cryptococcus bhutanensis is a fungus species. It was isolated from soil in Bhutan. The cell is encapsulated with an extended ovoid shape. when the cell buds, it creates birth scars, and the neck of the new yeast fits inside of the bud scar neck. The new cell typically only buds from the birth scar present from where it budded off the parent cell. Over half of the dividing cells in C. bhutanensis cultures the cell walls were holoblastic, meaning that the new cell wall was continuous with the old cell wall on the parent cell; the other portion of dividing cells in C. bhutanensis cultures divide enteroblastically, meaning that only the innter layer of the new cell wall is continuous with the inner layer of the parental cell wall. After the cells bud off they produce a collar on the parent cell. One interesting thing of note with C. bhutanensis is that mitosis is not intranuclear. This species does not produce urease.[1]


  1. ^ Baharaeen S. and Vishniac H. S. (1981) Budding Morphology of a Psychrophilic Cryptococcus and related species compared with Leucosporidium scottii. Mycologia. 73(4): 618-633

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