Naganishia is a genus of fungi in the family Filobasidiaceae. Species are currently only known from their yeast states, most of which were formerly referred to the genus Cryptococcus. Some 15 species have been described worldwide.[1] Naganishia albida is an occasional human pathogen.

Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Tremellomycetes
Order: Filobasidiales
Family: Filobasidiaceae
Genus: Naganishia
S. Goto (1963)
Type species
Naganishia globosa
S. Goto

Naganishia adeliensis
N. albida
N. albidosimilis
N. antarctica
N. bhutanensis
N. cerealis
N. diffluens
N. friedmannii
N. liquefaciens
N. onofrii
N. randhawae
N. uzbekistanensis
N. vaughanmartiniae
N. vishniacii


  1. ^ Liu XZ, Wang QM, Göker M, Groenewald M, Kachalkin AV, Lumbsch HT, Millanes AM, Wedin M, Yurkov AM, Boekhout T, Bai FY (2015). "Towards an integrated phylogenetic classification of the Tremellomycetes". Studies in Mycology. 81: 85–147. doi:10.1016/j.simyco.2015.12.001. PMC 4777781. PMID 26955199.