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Table 3 Effects of Bacillus spp., as single treatment at different application times at dose 20 ml∕pot, on nematode parameters of Meloidogyne incognita-infected eggplants in pots (experiment III)

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 3.24a 1.86a 1.76a
NGB medium only 3.23a 23 3.05b 35 1.70a 31 1.56a 38
Micronima® 2.37fg 89 2.19ef 91 0.99d 86 0.84fg 88
Bacillus sp. one time 2.96c 58 2.49cd 82 1.54b 51 1.41b 56
two times 2.74d 75 1.31de 88 1.29c 73 1.20cd 73
three times 2.72de 76 1.79gh 96 1.18c 77 1.04de 81
B. subtilis one time 2.69de 79 2.44cd 84 1.55b 50 1.36bc 60
two times 2.45f 87 1.87gh 96 0.83d 90 0.97ef 84
three times 2.17h 93 1.67h 97 0.63e 94 0.82fg 89
B. pumilus one time 3.11b 42 2.59c 77 1.28c 73 1.15d 75
two times 2.61e 82 2.17ef 91 1.20c 78 0.96ef 84
three times 2.29g 81 2.09f 93 0.93d 88 0.69g 91
  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