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Ampelomyces quisqualis

Ampelomyces quisqualis Ces., in Klotzsch, Bot. Ztg. 10: 301 (1852).

           Index Fungorum number: IF 121267; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00236, Fig. 1

Description: see Phookamsak et al. (2014b).

Material examined: see Phookamsak et al. (2014b).

Fig 1. Ampelomyces quisqualis (re-drawn from Fig. 4 in Gawtam & Avasthi, 2016).  a Conidia. b Pycnidia. Scale bar = 20 μm.

Role and distribution

Species of Ampelomyces are mycoparasites and occur on several powdery mildew hosts infecting Acanthaceae, Apocynaceae, Asteraceae, Bixaceae, Boraginaceae, Brassicaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Erysiphaceae, Fabaceae, Lamiaceae and Malvaceae. Ampelomyces has world-wide distribution. Ampelomyces is an effective biocontrol agent against Erysiphe cichoracearum, the causal agent of powdery mildew disease in Abelmoschus esculentus (Kanipriya et al. 2019). Zhang et al. (2009e) reported polyoxygenated methyl cyclohexanoids from Ampelomyces.




Gautam AK, Avasthi S. 2016 − Ampelomyces quisqualis Ces. – a mycoparasite of Euphorbia hirta powdery mildew in Himachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Phytopathology and Pest Management 3, 64−70.

Hongsanan S, Hyde KD, Phookamsak R, Wanasinghe DN et al. 2020b − Refined families of Dothideomycetes: orders and families incertae sedis in Dothideomycetes. Fungal Diversity 105, 17–318.

Kanipriya R, Rajendran L, Raguchander T, Karthikeyan G. 2019 – Characterization of Ampelomyces and its potentiality as an effective biocontrol agent against Erysiphe cichoracearum DC causing powdery mildew disease in bhendi (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.). Madras Agricultural Journal 106, 275.

Phookamsak R, Liu JK, McKenzie EHC, Manamgoda DS et al. 2014b – Revision of Phaeosphaeriaceae. Fungal Diversity 68, 159–238.

Zhang H, Xue J, Wu P, Xu L, Xie H, Wei X. 2009e – Polyoxygenated methyl cyclohexanoids from a terrestrial Ampelomyces fungus. Journal of Natural Products 72, 265–269.



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