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EMLab P&K Microbiologist Discovers New Species of Linkosia Fungus, Published in Mycotaxon

San Bruno, CA, March 9, 2015 – EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced that Mycotaxon has published a peer-reviewed article authored by Gregorio Delgado, a microbiologist from EMLab P&K's Phoenix microbiology laboratory. The article appears in Mycotaxon, volume 129 (2014) and is entitled "South Florida microfungi: Linkosia longirostrata, a new hyphomycete on paurotis palm."

"We are proud that Gregorio Delgado continues contributing to the IAQ industry in a meaningful way. Our microbiologists and analysts demonstrate EMLab P&K's ongoing commitment to quality and technical excellence in all we do," said Dave Gallup, EMLab P&K's General Manager and Co-Founder. "EMLab P&K continues to lead and shape the IAQ industry by contributing to respected industry publications like Mycotaxon."

The peer-reviewed article describes and illustrates Linkosia longirostrata sp. nov. from rachides of dead leaves of Acoelorrhaphe wrightii collected in southeastern Florida. The article also discusses similarities and differences with morphologically similar Linkosia species. The Mycotaxon article by Gregorio Delgado can be viewed on EMLab P&K's website at: https://www.emlab.com/s/services/technical-papers.html

Gregorio Delgado has a Master's Degree in Botany and Mycology and nearly two decades of experience in environmental microbiology with taxonomic expertise in microfungi. Mr. Delgado has worked at EMLab P&K for more than a decade where he performs microbiological analysis to identify fungi, molds and other biological particles. Mr. Delgado has extensively published and been credited with the discovery of numerous fungal species and three genera from his research.

About EMLab P&K
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality laboratory in North America with over 60 service and drop-off locations throughout the United States. EMLab P&K specializes in analyzing air and surface samples to identify mold, bacteria, fungi, asbestos, and allergens. EMLab P&K also offers USP <797> testing, PCR testing, radon analysis, and materials testing. EMLab P&K has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations and government agencies including: AIHA-LAP, LLC, NVLAP, CA-ELAP, NY-ELAP, Texas DSHS, and other accrediting programs. EMLab P&K makes work easier for clients using the industry's only mobile app that enables clients to access lab reports and reference guides. For more information, visit the official website at http://www.emlab.com or call 866-888-6653.