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Table 5 Changes in non-specific esterase activity (mean ± SE) of last instar Galleria mellonella larvae at 12, 24, 36, and 48 h post-infection with Heterorhabditis zealandica, Beauveria bassiana, and combination them

From: Dual application of entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi on immune and antioxidant enzymes of the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella L.

Time (h) post-infection Control
(ug α-naphthol/min/g.b.wt)
Heterorhabditis zealandica
(ug α-naphthol/min/g.b.wt)
Beauveria bassiana
(ug α-naphthol/min/g.b.wt)
H. zealandica + B. bassiana
(ug α-naphthol/min/g.b.wt)
12 h 281.33 ± 9.4a 299 ± 5.9a 691 ± 19.8b 449 ± 15.6c
24 h 247.33 ± 10.7a 264 ± 11.7a 591 ± 8.7b 562.33 ± 14.8b
36 h 427 ± 17.9a 512.33 ± 6.2b 637.67 ± 14.9c 1008.33 ± 24.1d
48 h 502.33 ± 10.2a 1250.33 ± 55.4b 569 ± 14.3ad 1104.33 ± 20.9c
  1. Means followed by the same letter in the same row are not significantly different at p > 0.05 Duncan’ s multiple range test