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Table 3 Effect of AgNPs on phytochemicals content of BBTV infected banana plants by ANOVA, compared with the control

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

Treatments NPs conc.* (ppm) Plant photopigments (mg/g Fresh wt.) Phenol (mg/g dry wt) Proline (mg/g dry wt)
Chl a Chl b Carotenoids
Healthy control 20.87b 18.15b 6.20a 6.32a 1.60a
Viral control 18.75a 16.47a 5.94a 7.89b 2.15c
Nano-control** 50 20.25b 19.17b 6.75a 7.45b 2.15c
AgNPs post-BBTV infection 40 18.24a 16.87a 7.65b 11.45d 1.95b
50 19.94b 18.50b 7.1b 11.68d 2.25c
60 17.43a 16.75a 6.12a 10.13c 2.21c
L.S.D 1.24 1.34 1.12 1.4 0.12
  1. Means within the same column and treatment followed by the same letter are not significantly different according to Duncan (P ≤ 0.05)
  2. NPs conc.* = NPs concentration
  3. Nano-control** = The best concentration recorded the lowest of infection rate and non-toxic to the plants