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New Species Findings Discovered by EMSL Scientists

The recent discovery of new species, Neophaeococcomyces oklahomaensis, and one species moved to another genus.

Cinnaminson, New Jersey – WEBWIRE

EMSL’s scientists, Dr. Željko Jurjevic and Dr. Sergey Balashov, with colleague, Dr. Vit Hubka from the Czech Republic, recently discovered a new species, Neophaeococcomyces oklahomaensis, from an outside wall of an alcohol distillery. They also moved one species, Exophilia placitae, to another genus, Neophaeococcomyces placitae.

“Dr. Balashov and Dr. Jurjevic’s expertise for scientific discovery continues to add unprecedented information on fungi by describing new species in various environments,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “EMSL is proud of our dedicated microbiology staff that provide quality results to our clients that is second to none in the industry.”

The research article, Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungiwas published by the scientific journal, Persoonia, on July 13, 2021. To view the full publication, please click here.

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