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Table 4 Number of the root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita infecting cowpea, number of gall and number of bacterial nodules as affected by three culture filtrates from Beauveria bassiana, Metarhiziam aniisopliae, and Paecilomyces lilacinus

From: Evaluation of the fungal activity of Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium anisopliae and Paecilomyces lilacinus as biocontrol agents against root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita on cowpea

Treatments Dilution Mean no. of reproductive parameters of nematode Mean no. of galls/root system Mean no. of bacterial nodules/root system
J2s in soil/pot J2s in roots/root system Egg masses/root system
Beauveria bassiana S 1500ef 50e 11ef 16de 50a
S/2 2200cd 60e 13def 18de 48ab
S/4 4000b 110c 18bc 26c 36e
Metarhiziam aniisopliae S 1300f 83d 11ef 20de 42cd
S/2 2000de 128c 14de 21d 39de
S/4 2700c 150b 20b 32b 35e
Paecilomyces lilacinus S 1500ef 60e 6g 15e 47abc
S/2 2500cd 80d 10f 17de 44bcd
S/4 4200b 80d 15cd 20de 38de
Untreated (control) 11,000a 350a 38a 66a 29f
  1. Means followed by different letter(s) are significantly different at P ≤ 0.05