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Table 2 The growth parameters of banana plants treated with AgNPs post-BBTV inoculation, compared with control

From: Virucidal activity of silver nanoparticles against Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) in banana plants

Treatments NPs conc.* (ppm) Plant growth parameters
Dry weight (g) Leaf area (cm2)
Healthy control 6.5c 130.2b
Nano-control** 50 7.2d 135.2b
Viral control 3.8a 70.1a
AgNPs Post BBTV inoculation 40 6.3c 145.2c
50 6.7c 154.2d
60 5.3b 132.7b
LSD   0.54 10.6
  1. Values are the means of three replicates
  2. Means within the same column and treatment followed by the same letter are not significantly different according to Duncan (P ≤ 0.05)
  3. NPs conc.* = NPs concentration
  4. Nano-control** = The best concentration recorded the lowest of infection rate and non-toxic to the plants