Two novel species from section from different species of (peanuts) in Argentina are described as sp. nov. and sp. nov. Their novel taxonomic status was determined using a polyphasic taxonomic approach with phenotypic (morphology and extrolite profiles) and molecular (-tubulin and calmodulin gene sequences) characters. resembles and in producing aflatoxins B and B, cyclopiazonic acid, kojic acid and aspergillic acid, but in addition it produces aflatoxins G and G, aflavarins, aflatrem, aflavinines, parasiticolides and paspaline. This species also includes several isolates previously assigned to group II and three Australian soil isolates. produces aflatoxins B, B, G and G, kojic acid, chrysogine and parasiticolide, and some strains produce aspergillic acid. The type strain of is CBS 117610 =IBT 25020 and that of is CBS 117635 =IBT 27196. The Mycobank accession numbers for sp. nov. and sp. nov. are respectively MB 505188 and MB 505189 (http://www.mycobank.org).


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sp. nov. CBS 117610 . (a–c) Colonies on CYA at 25 °C (a), CYA at 37 °C (b) and AFPA (c) after 7 days. (d–h) Conidiophores; (i) conidia. Bars, 10 µm. This figure is a colour version of Fig. 2 from the printed paper.


sp. nov. CBS 117635 . (a–c) Colonies on CYA at 25 °C (a), MEA (b) and YES agar (c) after 7 days. (d–g) Conidiophores; (h) conidia; (i) sclerotia. Bars, 10 µm (a–h) and 200 µm (i). This figure is a colour version of Fig. 3 from the printed paper.


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