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Table 5 Effect of crude chitinase on fecundity and sex ratio of Galleria mellonella, treated as first larval instar

From: Entomopathogenic efficacy of the chitinolytic bacteria: Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from Siwa Oasis, Egypt

Conc. (U/mg protein) Sex ratio (female/total) No. of egg/female (fecundity) ± SE Deficient fecundity (%) Oviposition deterrent index (%)
0 0.31 156.6 ± 43a 0.00 0.00
185 0.37 68.3 ± 31ab 56.38 39.26
205 0.50 56.0 ± 56.56ab 64.24 47.31
235 0.75 39.6 ± 39.66ab 74.71 59.63
265 0.66 0.0 ± 0.00b 100.00 100.00
295 1.00 0.0 ± 0.0b 100.00 100.00
  1. Data are presented as the mean value ± SE
  2. Means in the same columns followed by the same letters are not significantly different