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Table 8 Beneficial effect of four Aspergillus spp. isolates, two Penicillium spp. isolates, and two Trichoderma spp. isolates, on watermelon and 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

  Watermelon Melon
Antagonists Development rate of shoot dry weight %a Development rate of root dry weight %a Development rate of shoot dry weight %a Development rate of root dry weight %a
A. flavus 5.98cb 4.99b 11.45a 12.87a
A. fumigatus 3.02c 3.44b 8.03ab 10.16ab
A. niger 3.57c 4.86b 1.72c 4.55b
P. italicum 11.41b 7.76ab 4.12bc 7.01ab
P. digitatum 13.93ab 14.64a 5.41bc 6.13ab
T. viride 11.91ab 10.32ab 7.03ab 9.26ab
T. harzianum 15.12a 15.17a 8.36ab 10.08ab
P valueb > 0.05 > 0.05 > 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