Ampelomyces quisqualis

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Ampelomyces quisqualis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subdivision: Pezizomycotina
Class: Dothideomycetes
Subclass: Pleosporomycetidae
Order: Pleosporales
Family: Phaeosphaeriaceae
Genus: Ampelomyces
Species: A. quisqualis
Binomial name
Ampelomyces quisqualis
Ces., 1852[1]

Ampelomyces quisqualis is an anamorphic fungus that is a hyperparasite of powdery mildews. This parasitism reduces growth and may eventually kill the mildew, so investigations on biological control of powdery mildews (especially in high-value crops such as grapes) have taken place for over 50 years, resulting in the development of products such as 'AQ10'.[2][3]