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Table 4 Effect of bacterial strains on tomato plant growth parameters

From: Improving the nematicidal potential of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and Lysinibacillus sphaericus against the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita using protoplast fusion technique

Treatments Shoot parameters Root parameters
Length (cm) Fresh weight (g) Dry weight (g) Length (cm)
Fusant Bas8 33a 13.51a 3.93a 19.33a
B. amyloliquefaciens 28.25ab 14.04a 4.00a 19.00a
L. sphaericus 27.5b 10.64ab 2.19b 17.75ab
B. amyloliquefaciens + L. sphaericus 31ab 8.60b 1.51ab 17.75ab
Control (untreated) 30.5ab 11.84ab 2.24b 16.5b
  1. Means followed by the same letter are not significantly different by Duncan’s multiple range test (P ≤ 0.05)