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Category Press Release
Publish Date 8/3/2018
Author Alexandra Gentile
Title EMSL Microbiologist Identifies New Talaromyces Species from Tobacco Plant
Introduction EMSL’s Senior Mycologist, Dr. Željko Jurjevic, along with scientists Stephen W. Peterson from the USDA, USA and Giancarlo Perrone from the ISPA, Italy, have discovered a new species isolated from a tobacco plant

Cinnaminson, NJ,  August 3rd , 2018

EMSL’s Senior Mycologist, Dr. Željko Jurjevic, along with scientists Stephen W. Peterson from the USDA, USA and Giancarlo Perrone from the ISPA, Italy, have discovered a new species isolated from a tobacco plant. Talaromyces tabacinus, named for its tobacco host, is a part of fungus in the family Trichocomaceae.

Talaromyces contains species that are medically important along with some species that are important to the food industry. Additionally, some species of Talaromyces have been shown to produce mycotoxins, while others have been found to be useful in Bio-control and other biotechnological purposes.

“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 tribute to our dedicated staff that works to provide high-quality data for our clients while providing breakthrough information to help the overall industry.”

The research article, Talaromyces tabacinus, was published in Volume 40 of Persoonia. To 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 is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 45 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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