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Category Press Release
Publish Date 5/9/2018
Author Alexandra Gentile
Title EMSL Microbiologist Contributes to the Discovery of 16 New Cladosporium Species
Introduction EMSL Analytical, Inc. congratulates Dr. Željko Jurjevic on his discovery.

Cinnaminson, NJ, May 9th, 2018

EMSL’s Senior Mycologist, Dr. Željko Jurjevic, along with scientists from around the world, have discovered new Cladosporium species from indoor environments. More than 500 new Cladosporium isolates from sample collected indoors were investigated from a worldwide survey of indoor mycobiota; collected mainly in China, Europe, New Zealand, North America and South Africa.

The scientists used a polyphasic approach, employing three loci, as well as morphological examinations and cultural characteristics to identify and delimitate the species’ identity. Of the 46 species identified, there have been 16 introduced as new taxa, with Cladosporium halotolerans proving to be the most frequently isolated Cladosporium species indoors.

“We are very proud of Dr. Jurjevic’s discoveries and the overall dedication of our microbiology department at EMSL,” said Dr. Jason Dobranic, Ph.D., Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Dr. Jurjevic’s impressive accomplishment is a testament to EMSL’s goal of providing high-quality data to our clients while providing breakthrough information to help the overall industry and scientific community.”

The research article, Cladosporium species in indoor environments was published in the Volume 89, March 2018 issue of Studies in MycologyTo view the full article, please click here.

For a complete list of EMSL’s laboratory locations, accreditations and capabilities, please visit www.EMSL.com. For more information about EMSL’s testing services, please call our Customer Service Center at (800) 220-3675 or email info@emsl.com.  

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the leading testing laboratories with 44 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations.  In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.
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