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New Talaromyces iowaense Species Discovery

Category Press Release
Publish Date 12/20/2018
Author Ashley Aneses
Title EMSL Microbiologist Contributes to the Discovery of New Talaromyces iowaense Species
Introduction EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that one of their microbiologist's has contributed to a new discovery.

Cinnaminson, NJ,  December 20th , 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 an office air sample. Talaromyces iowaense, named for Iowa, USA, where the fungal culture was collected.

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 in providing breakthrough information to help the overall industry while still providing high-quality data for clients is a tribute to our dedicated staff at EMSL.”

The research article, Fungal Planet description sheets: 785-867, was published on December 14, 2018 located in Persoonia – Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi. To view the article, please click here. A full description of Talaromyces iowaense can be found on page 407.

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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