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Table 2 Comparison of means of plant height, root fresh weight, and root dry weight of Meloidogyne incognita-inoculated tomato plants, following bacterial treatments (mean ± SD)

From: Effect of some plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria strains on root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, on tomatoes

Treatments Plant height (cm) Root fresh weight (g) Root dry weight (g)
Control + 50.78 ± 3.70d 30.2 ± 11.5bcd 4.45 ± 1.95a–d
Control − 56.23 ± 3.31abc 21.1 ± 7.53e 2.78 ± 1.52d
ZHA246 55.55 ± 6.54abc 31.6 ± 9.57a–d 3.46 ± 1.55 cd
ZHA235 54.83 ± 5.77a–d 35.8 ± 8.23a–d 3.90 ± 1.57 cd
ZHA90 56.45 ± 4.70abc 40.4 ± 9.49a 6.05 ± 2.35a
ZHA17 57.68 ± 4.36ab 36.8 ± 10.02a–d 4.93 ± 2.08abc
ZHA212 53.03 ± 4.10bcd 33.4 ± 3.47abcd 3.98 ± 0.94 cd
ZHA215 55.93 ± 3.29abc 34.6 ± 5.10a–d 3.58 ± 0.87 cd
ZHA287 56.10 ± 4.02abc 33.5 ± 9.01a–d 3.96 ± 1.51 cd
ZHA579 56.32 ± 5.68abc 37.5 ± 11.86abc 5.67 ± 1.25ab
ZHA191 54.83 ± 3.54a–d 27.3 ± 10.56de 3.16 ± 1.54 cd
ZHA308 55.33 ± 5.20a–d 39.5 ± 8.45ab 5.70 ± 2.19ab
ZHA178 52.30 ± 4.85 cd 34.7 ± 8.15a–d 4.40 ± 1.23a–d
ZHA57 56.33 ± 3.58abc 31.6 ± 9.50a–d 3.57 ± 1.17 cd
ZHA569 59.03 ± 3.04a 28.0 ± 10.55 cde 3.81 ± 2.29 cd
ZHA296 54.42 ± 6.20a–d 28.9 ± 9.35cde 3.71 ± 2.07 cd
ZHA88 56.75 ± 3.48abc 32.6 ± 6.54a–d 4.08 ± 1.24bcd
  1. Data are means of 10 replications; means, followed by the same letter within a column, are not different according to Duncan’s multiple-range test (P ≤ 0.05)