Neofusicoccum algeriense Berr.-Tebb. & A.J.L. Phillips, in Berraf-Tebbal, Guerreiro & Phillips, Fungal Diversity 53: 423 (2014)
= Neofusicoccum italicum Dissan. & K.D. Hyde, in Marin-Felix et al., Stud. Mycol. 86: 170 (2017)
Description and illustration see Berraf-Tebbal et al. (2014)
Notes: Neofusicoccum italicum was distinguished from N. algeriense by its slightly smaller conidia (Marin-Felix et al. 2017). However, with more taxa or isolates added, conidia dimensions have become a poor character in species delineation, and this is also verified with N. parvum and N. sinoeucalypti. The tef1 sequence of N. italicum is 100 % (220/220) similar to N. algeriense. Similarly, there are two gap differences in ITS region (508/510) between N. algeriense and N. italicum. Other sequences of N. italicum are unavailable for comparison. Based on ITS and tef sequence data, N. italicum is reduced to a synonym of N. algeriense.
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