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Table 2 Effect of culture broth, cell pellet, and supernatant of Bacillus subtilis isolate B10 on fresh and dry weight of shoots and roots of tomato plants

From: Biocontrol of the root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, using an eco-friendly formulation from Bacillus subtilis, lab. and greenhouse studies

TreatmentX Fresh weight of Shoots (g) IncreaseZ (%) Dry weight of shoots (g) IncreaseZ (%) Fresh weight of roots (g) IncreaseZ (%) Dry weight of roots (g) IncreaseZ (%)
N 26.4 ± 1.9f* __ 6.1 ± 0.8e __ 14.3 ± 0.4e __ 6.4 ± 0.4f __
C 69.2 ± 3.6b 61.8 12 ± 1.4bc 49.2 18.4 ± 0.4b 22.3 7.9 ± 0.2bcd 20
CU 74.3 ± 1.4a 64.5 14 ± 0.2a 56.4 21.6 ± 0.8a 33.8 9.5 ± 0.3a 32.6
P 63.5 ± 2c 58.4 13.6 ± 0.1a 55.1 17.8 ± 0.7bc 19.7 8.5 ± 0.2b 24.7
S 57 ± 1.5d 53.7 11.8 ± 0.4c 48.3 15.4 ± 0.3d 7.1 7.3 ± 0.3de 12.3
N + CU 65.9 ± 1.3bc 59.9 13 ± 0.6ab 53.1 17.4 ± 0.6c 17.8 8.2 ± 0.9bc 22
N + P 58.4 ± 1.8d 54.8 11.1 ± 0.3c 45 15.6 ± 1d 8.3 7.5 ± 0.4cde 14.7
N + S 49.9 ± 2.3e 47.1 9.1 ± 0.5d 33 14.9 ± 0.2de 4 6.9 ± 0.2ef 7.2
LSD 3.6   1.1   1   0.7  
  1. XN, M. incognita; C, untreated control; CU, culture broth; P, cell pellet; S, supernatant; N + CU, M. incognita + culture broth; N + P, M. incognita + cell pellet; N + S, M. incognita + supernatant
  2. ZIncrease % = [treatment-check]/treatment × 100
  3. *Means in each column followed by the identical letter do not differ significantly at P < 0.05 level