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a genus of yeastlike fungi. C. neofor´mans is a species of worldwide distribution that causes cryptococcosis in humans.
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A genus of yeastlike fungi that reproduce by budding.
[crypto- + G. kokkos, berry]
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Any of various yeastlike fungi of the genus Cryptococcus, commonly occurring in the soil and including certain pathogenic species, such as the causative agent of cryptococcosis.

cryp′to·coc′cal adj.
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A genus of yeastlike fungi that reproduce by budding.
[crypto- + G. kokkos, berry]
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These results suggest that although alveoli invaded by inhaled cryptococci of any strain expand due to extensive yeast proliferation, inhalation of C.
The defense mechanism against cryptococci may vary among individuals, depending on the agents, tissues involved, and immune status of the host.
This time cryptococci were demonstrated on transbronchial biopsies.
Current susceptibility testing methods do not consider the unique in vitro growth conditions of cryptococci, and interpretation of results is difficult in the absence of clinical breakpoints.
Cryptococci were initially identified by using Staib agar (12).
gattii through such activities is likely to increase the risk of exposure and the dispersal of cryptococci through wind.
Thus, temperature-dependent inhibition of cryptococci by tacrolimus may prevent CNS infection but allow growth of fungus at cooler body sites, e.g., skin, soft tissue, and bone.
In addition, TOR I mutants of cryptococci have been identified that are resistant only to rapamycin (66).