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Table 5 Termite-induced weight loss in wood from seven plant species treated A. indica, J. curcas, and Solignum

From: Termiticidal activity of oil from Jatropha curcas L. and Azadirachta indica A. Juss against Coptotermes sjostedti Holmgren (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)

Termiticide Conc Weight loss (%)
AT GA BN PB PA TS CP
A. indica 5 17.33 ± 1.45b 20.00 ± 2.88b 13.33 ± 1.67b 23.33 ± 3.01b 15.00 ± 2.88b 8.00 ± 1.58b 26.67 ± 3.82b
  10 8.67 ± 0.8 d 10.00 ± 1.16c 6.68 ± 1.33c 16.67 ± 2.41c 13.33 ± 1.66c 6.00 ± 0.57c 18.33 ± 2.66c
  15 6.50 ± 1.68de 6.67 ± 0.33d 6.68 ± 1.33c 6.67 ± 0.67e 7.33 ± 0.33d 4.67 ± 0.66d 10.67 ± 0.66d
J. curcas 5 12.33 ± 2.33c 11.67 ± 0.67c 10.00 ± 2.88bc 13.33 ± 4.09d 11.67 ± 2.67cd 8.00 ± 1.52b 18.33 ± 2.66c
  10 5.20 ± 2.16efg 4.10 ± 2.56def 3.67 ± 1.66de 4.67 ± 1.76fg 4.67 ± 1.67f 4.00 ± 1.57de 6.00 ± 2.88ef
  15 4.00 ± 1.58g 3.67 ± 0.87f 3.17 ± 1.33de 4.00 ± 1.00g 3.33 ± 3.88fg 3.83 ± 0.33e 4.68 ± 0.56f
Solignum 5 4.67 ± 2.82f 3.94 ± 0.86f 4.33 ± 0.33d 6.67 ± 1.67e 6.67 ± 1.66e 6.33 ± 1.33c 7.00 ± 1.00e
  10 4.17 ± 1.67fg 3.90 ± 0.68f 3.03 ± 0.67e 4.67 ± 0.00fg 4.00 ± 1.00fg 3.80 ± 1.02e 5.33 ± 0.66fg
  15 4.07 ± 0.67g 3.20 ± 1.57f 3.00 ± 0.58e 4.33 ± 0.33g 3.67 ± 0.56g 3.67 ± 0.66e 4.60 ± 0.33g
Control 0 46.33 ± 5.64a 51.67 ± 3.67a 45.00 ± 5.00a 50.28 ± 2.88a 46.67 ± 3.33a 35.00 ± 5.74a 65.20 ± 2.88a
P    < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001
  1. AT, Antiaria toxicera; GA, Gmelina arborea; BN, Baphia nitida; PB, Parkia biglobosa; PA, Pycnanhus angolensis; TS, Terminalia superba; CP, Ceiba pentandra; Data (%) were transformed (arcsine) before the analysis of variance; Means (± Standard error) are values of four replicates; Means with the same lower case alphabet in a column are not significantly different from each other (DNMRT: P > 0.05); bconcentration (mL/ 100 m3 of wood surface); P, Probability value
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