Cryptococcus Germination (image) University of Wisconsin-Madison Share Print E-Mail Caption This is a spore of the deadly human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus (green) germinates into a yeast (yellow). Germination takes about 16 hours. Afterwards, the new yeast begins to reproduce by forming a bud (orange). Credit Christina Hull, University of Wisconsin-Madison Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.