fungi laboratory News

  • EMSL scientist publishes book on understudied gnomoniaceae fungi

    The family Gnomoniaceae is a little understood family of fungi. They spend most of their life cycle as symptomless endophytes producing fruiting bodies on fallen leaves of trees, shrubs or dead stems of herbs. However, some of the fungi are serious plant pathogens and despite being inconspicuous they are everywhere around us.Of particular interest to indoor air quality professionals is the fact ...


  • Penicillium Fungi Identified through PCR and DNA Sequencing

    Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) is a cutting edge molecular technology that analyzes for the genetic material called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) which is found in every cell. EMSL Analytical Laboratories has harnessed this powerful molecular testing technique to identify a host of microbial contaminants and pathogens, including Penicillium. Penicillium is a ubiquitous soil ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • PCR Testing Identifies Stachybotrys & Other Types of Fungi

    Over the past decade there have been numerous media reports about a specific type of mold known as Stachybotrys chartarum. Many in the media have referred to it as “toxic mold” although the term is not accurate, unless the fungi are actually tested to see if they are producing toxins. Having any type of mold in high concentrations, whether it be ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Now Testing for Cryptococcus gattii Pathogenic Fungi

    Cryptococcus gattii has been appearing as a human and animal pathogen in the Pacific Northwest and southwestern British Columbia. The organism is a saprophytic environmental fungus that is usually found in the soil and on trees. Animal and human pulmonary infection can occur by breathing in spores in areas where the organism is found but they cannot transmit the diseases to each other. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Defective Drywall from China may also be Contaminated with bacteria and fungi

    During the last year there have been numerous media reports about imported Chinese drywall causing unpleasant odors, damaging building materials and causing illnesses. On Sunday an expert on building inspections announced at a conference in Orlando that the defective drywall is also full of bacteria and fungus.According to some reports the defective drywall is in as many as 100,000 homes ...


  • EMLab P&K Florida Microbiologist Published in Mycotaxon, Fungi in Nicaragua

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the publication of a peer reviewed article authored by Gregorio Delgado, a microbiologist from EMLab P&K’s Ft. Lauderdale laboratory in Mycotaxon. The article presents the history of mycology in Nicaragua.   This paper assembles a checklist of hyphomycetes (anamorphic fungi) known to be found in Nicaragua. Mr. Delgado’s research also ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Night Cream Cosmetics Recalled After Bacteria and Fungi Discovered

    Last week, Consumers Digest published information about a recall of a night cream.  According to reports, the cream was found to be contaminated with the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and a type of fungus.  An investigation has identified the source of the microbial contamination as coming from a supplier of the cream’s bottle pump component. No injuries or illnesses ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Microbiologist Contributes to the Identification of Nine New Species of Fungi

    Nine new species of fungi related to Aspergillus versicolor were identified by a group of scientists including Dr. Zeljko Jurjevic, a Senior Mycologist from the corporate headquarters of EMSL Analytical, Inc. Other members of the group included Molecular Geneticist Dr. Stephen Peterson from the USDA, Peoria, IL, and Microbiologist Dr. Bruce W. Horn from the USDA, Dawson, GA.   ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Testing Laboratory Solves Mystery Disease in Fish

    EMSL Analytical’s laboratory identifies microbial growth at a major university’s research laboratory that was utilizing fish and fish eggs for important research. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 4th, 2010 The medical center at a university relied on fish and fish eggs to conduct research, but they had a problem.  Their supply of both of these appeared to be ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • MMR Mold Stain Remover Tested by Leading Accredited Laboratory

    Several months ago, the manufacturer of MMR mold stain remover had their product put under the microscope.  Mold Solutions’ FastMoldRemoval.com subjected MMR mold stain remover to extensive laboratory tests that were conducted by Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc.   The purpose for the testing was to determine the effectiveness of MMR.  Three different types of fungi ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMSL’s Denver laboratory awarded NVLAP accreditation for TEM AIR asbestos analysis

    The Denver, Colorado asbestos and microbiological testing facility has continued its busy expansion of services since moving to its current location. EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced that their Denver laboratory has been accredited by NVLAP for TEM Air asbestos analysis. The exciting news has quickly made its way to Colorado ...


  • EMSL Analytical Acquires Midwest Laboratories as Strategic Growth Initiatives Continue

    Midwest Laboratories’ asbestos samples are now being processed at EMSL Analytical’s AIHA and NVLAP accredited Chicago testing facility. Cinnaminson, NJ, September 7th, 2010 EMSL Analytical is pleased to announce that they have acquired Midwest Laboratories’ PLM and TEM laboratory operations.  The announcement is part of EMSL’s calculated ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K’s Cherry Hill, NJ laboratory receives NVLAP accreditation for asbestos lab analysis

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the accreditation of its Cherry Hill, NJ regional laboratory by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code: 200844-0). 'With our Cherry Hill laboratory receiving NVLAP accreditation, EMLab P&K continues to demonstrate it is among the very best asbestos laboratories in the nation. The ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K`s San Diego Asbestos Laboratory Receives NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the accreditation of its asbestos lab in San Diego, California by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 500034-0). 'With our San Diego laboratory receiving NVLAP accreditation, EMLab P&K continues to demonstrate it is among the very best asbestos laboratories in the nation. The ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory study finds rivers play natural part in removing nitrogen

    Tiny organisms play a powerful role in removing nitrate, a form of nitrogen pollution caused by human activity, in streams, according to a study by a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and published in Nature. In the first phase of the study, which involved 31 aquatic scientists from across the United States, researchers added small amounts of an uncommon non-radioactive isotope of ...

  • EMLab P&K`s Asbestos Laboratory in Phoenix, AZ Receives NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the accreditation of its asbestos lab in Phoenix, Arizona by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 500031-0). 'With our Phoenix laboratory receiving NVLAP accreditation, EMLab P&K continues to demonstrate it is among the very best asbestos laboratories in the nation. The recognition ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K's Las Vegas, NV Laboratory Now AIHA Accredited for Mold Analysis

    EMLab P&K announced today the accreditation of its mold lab in Las Vegas, Nevada by the American Industrial Hygiene Association®(AIHA) for mold analysis (EMLAP # 208900).Clients are now able to send spore trap samples for mold lab analysis to the Las Vegas location. With this accreditation, all EMLab P&K laboratories and MicroLabs nationwide are AIHA accredited for mold analysis. ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K's Houston, TX Laboratory Now AIHA Accredited for Viable Mold and Bacteria Analysis

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce expanded analytical laboratory services for mold and bacteria analysis at its Houston, TX regional laboratory. The Houston lab is now accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) for viable mold and bacterial analysis (EMLAP # 193549). Clients are now able to send non-viable and viable samples for mold and bacterial lab analysis. The ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Launches Customizable Fungal Glossary for Spore Trap Reports with Mold Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, launched a customizable Fungal Glossary supplement for spore trap reports. Now clients can include information for any fungi from the fungal glossary along with their results of their mold lab report. The fungal glossary supplement makes it easier for clients to send ...


    By EMLab P&K

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