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seagullHowever, given the stain and some of the features I now see that this is most likely Crypto. THey like similar. my bad+162019-06-07T16:52:10Z
mjmejoraoh what a catch! I also thought this was Blasto until you explained otherwise +12019-07-29T00:37:57Z
drmohandesBlasto = broad-based budding, the two 'circles' look equal in size.
Crypto = narrow-based -unequal- budding.+72019-11-22T16:47:23Z
paperbackwriter^ I would disagree a little bit. "Broad based" and "narrow based" refer to how smushed the circles are. So narrow based is when the membrane bit they're sharing is small, and broad based is when they share a lot of membrane. So if just pinching off --> crypto, if they look stuck/have a flat membrane between them --> blasto+32020-03-01T01:34:12Z
jbrito718I was also struck by the similar presentation to Blasto even though mucicarmine points straight to Cryptococcus. regardless, both are primary in lungs so I was safe picking that answer +2020-09-22T20:44:13Z