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Table 1 Effects of Bacillus spp., as single or in combination treatments at a dose of 20 ml∕pot, on nematode parameters of Meloidogyne incognita-infected eggplants in pots (experiment I)

From: Application of Bacillus species for controlling root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita in eggplant

Bacillus spp. Meloidogyne incognita parameters
J2 in soil (200 g) J2 in roots (5 g) No. galls No. egg masses
Count (log10) Red. % Count (log10) Red. % Count (log10) Red. % Count (log10) Red. %
Nematode only 3.34a* 3.23a 1.85a 1.75a
NGB medium only 3.23ab 23 3.05b 35 1.69ab 30 1.56b 36
Micronima® 2.36f 89 2.19ef 91 0.96fg 87 0.79ef 89
Bacillus sp. 2.96c 58 2.48c 82 1.53bc 52 1.41bc 55
B. subtilis 2.67de 78 2.43c 84 1.53bc 52 1.35c 61
B. pumilus 3.10bc 42 2.09f 93 1.27de 73 1.14d 75
Bacillus sp. + B. subtilis 2.55e 84 2.23ef 90 0.89g 89 0.72f 91
Bacillus sp. + B. pumilus 2.73d 75 1.90g 95 1.12ef 80 0.95e 84
B. subtilis + B. pumilus 2.64de 80 2.39cd 86 1.06fg 83 0.92e 85
Bacillus sp. + B. subtilis + B. pumilus 2.78d 72 2.27de 89 1.42cd 63 1.30cd 65
  1. Means followed by different superscript letters are significantly different according to Duncan’s multiple range test at P ≤ 0.05
  2. Red. reduction
  3. *Means are averages of four replicates