EMSL Contributes to Aspergillus section Versicolores Species Discovery

EMSL Analytical provides testing for Aspergillus species in our microbiology testing laboratories.


WEBWIRE – Thursday, February 28, 2013

EMSL scientist, Dr. Zeljko Jurjevic, along with colleagues from the U.S., Italy, and Croatia have discovered that eight of the nine newly discovered Aspergillus species in section Versicolores have the capability to produce Sterigmatocystin, a mycotoxin that is a carcinogenic precursor to aflatoxin B1. Dr. Jurjevic has published a paper about the new discovery that can be seen at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12550-013-0160-4.

Aspergillus section Versicolores species are commonly isolated from indoor environments, soil, hypersaline water, and various foods and feed. Dr. Jurjevic has also published a paper on this topic which can be found at: http://www.imafungus.org/Issue/33/17.pdf. Due to their ubiquitous distribution and capability to produce a carcinogenic mycotoxin, they may be associated with many health issues in humans and animals.
 
“EMSL is proud to have scientists that contribute to the industry at such a sophisticated level, demonstrating the quality of our microbiology divisions,” states Dr. Jason Dobranic, EMSL Analytical Inc.’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences. “EMSL Analytical provides advanced testing to detect microorganisms in environmental samples at our fully equipped and accredited microbiology laboratories located throughout the United States.”
 
For more information on EMSL’s food testing services, please contact EMSL at (800) 220-3675, email info@emsl.com , or visit www.EMSL.com or www.FoodTestingLab.com.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. We provide analytical services for environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene, forensics and materials science, consumer products, food safety, PCR, pharmaceutical, asbestos, lead, and radiological samples. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies. Please see our website for a complete listing of accreditations.



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 Aspergillus
 Versicolores
 aflatoxin
 mycotoxin
 environment
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Joseph Frasca
Senior Vice President of Marketing
EMSL Analytical
(1) 1-800-220-3675
jfrasca@emsl.com


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