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Table 2 Effects of Bacillus spp., as a single treatment at doses of 20, 30, and 40 ml∕pot, on nematode parameters of Meloidogyne incognita-infected eggplants in pots (experiment II)

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 1.86a 1.76a
NGB medium only 3.23a 23 3.05b 35 1.70a 30 1.57b 36
Micronima® 2.36de 89 2.19ef 91 0.98d 87 0.82fg 89
Bacillus sp. 20 ml 2.96abc 59 2.47c 82 1.52b 54 1.44bc 52
30 ml 2.61cd 81 2.29de 88 1.49b 57 1.39bc 57
40 ml 2.00ef 95 2.06f 93 0.69e 93 0.49h 94
B. subtilis 20 ml 2.67cd 78 2.43cd 84 1.53b 50 1.35cd 60
30 ml 2.57cd 83 2.19ef 91 0.96d 87 0.86f 87
40 ml 2.03ef 95 2.03f 94 0.93d 88 0.64gh 92
B. pumilus 20 ml 3.11ab 42 2.09f 93 1.30c 72 1.19de 73
30 ml 2.74bcd 75 2.35cd 94 1.20c 78 1.07e 79
40 ml 2.72bcd 76 1.77g 97 1.01d 86 0.74fg 90
  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