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Table 6 Beneficial effect of four Aspergillus spp. isolates, two Penicillium spp. isolates, and two Trichoderma spp. isolates on melon plants in vivo assay, revealed by development rate of shoot and root dry weights (%)

From: Evaluation of the efficiency of Trichoderma, Penicillium, and Aspergillus species as biological control agents against four soil-borne fungi of melon and watermelon

Antagonists Development rate of shoot dry weight %a Development rate of root dry weight %a
A. flavus 11.45ab 12.87a
A. fumigatus 8.03abc 10.16ab
A. niger 1.72d 4.55b
A. terreus 3.24cd 7.5ab
P. italicum 4.13bcd 7ab
P. digitatum 5.41bcd 6.14ab
T. viride 7.03abc 9.26ab
T. harzianum 8.36ab 10.08ab
P value > 0.05 > 0.05
  1. aDevelopment rate presents the mean of three replicates (5 plants/replicate); D (%) = ((DWA − DW) / DW) × 100, where DWA is the dry weight (shoot and root) of the plants inoculated only by the antagonist and DW is the dry weight (shoot and root) of the healthy plants
  2. bDuncan’s multiple range test: means followed by different letters are significantly different at P ≤ 0.05