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Table 2 Mean plant growth indices of tomato that was either inoculated or non-inoculated with Meloidogyne javanica along with Pseudomonas fluorescens CHA0 and different concentrations of Myrtus communis treated in trials I and II

From: Evidence of inhibitory effect of Pseudomonas fluorescens CHA0 and aqueous extracts on tomato plants infected with Meloidogyne javanica (Tylenchida: Heteroderidae)

Concentrations (%)BacteriaNematodeShoot length (cm)Shoot fresh weight (g)Shoot dry weight (g)Root fresh weight (g)
0Non-treatedNon-inoculated42.30 ± 1.56 ef39.70 ± 1.69 hij4.93 ± 0.32 fgh4.70 ± 0.43 h
  Inoculated34.95 ± 1.72 f37.13 ± 1.41 j4.18 ± 0.25 h4.75 ± 0.13 h
 TreatedNon-inoculated47.35 ± 1.17 de44.85 ± 1.38 f-j5.29 ± 0.1 e-h5.63 ± 0.29 gh
  Inoculated41.55 ± 1.71 ef38.93 ± 1.44 ij4.81 ± 0.15 fgh5.63 ± 0.35 gh
1.8Non-treatedNon-inoculated46.83 ± 2.25 de41.35 ± 2.4 g-j6.37 ± 0.37 def6.18 ± 0.23 fgh
  Inoculated47.68 ± 0.8 de41.68 ± 0.86 g-j4.68 ± 0.34 gh5.65 ± 0.35 gh
 TreatedNon-inoculated53.60 ± 3.59 bcd47.35 ± 2.47 d-h6.78 ± 0.49 cde7.36 ± 0.24 d-g
  Inoculated51.43 ± 2.53 cd46.13 ± 1.62 e-i5.20 ± 0.48 e-h5.90 ± 0.45 fgh
3Non-treatedNon-inoculated57.68 ± 2.54 abc53.43 ± 2.44 b-d7.88 ± 0.43 cd7.45 ± 0.32 c-f
  Inoculated52.43 ± 2.92 bcd49.40 ± 1.35 c-g6.00 ± 0.30 efg6.88 ± 0.28 efg
 TreatedNon-inoculated59.80 ± 2.06 abc58.73 ± 2.77 ab8.28 ± 0.38 bc9.75 ± 0.76 b
  Inoculated56.95 ± 2.11 bc52.45 ± 1.00 b-f6.43 ± 0.45 def7.35 ± 0.45 d-g
5.2Non-treatedNon-inoculated57.98 ± 3.6 abc57.78 ± 2.68 ab9.53 ± 0.35 ab9.00 ± 0.57 bcd
  Inoculated58.10 ± 1.11 abc54.78 ± 2.36 a-d8.17 ± 0.37 bc8.38 ± 0.28 b-e
 TreatedNon-inoculated65.55 ± 1.76 a62.68 ± 2.53 a10.05 ± 0.51 a11.43 ± 0.67 a
  Inoculated60.48 ± 3.73 ab57.15 ± 1.46 abc8.13 ± 0.56 bc9.13 ± 0.35 bc
  1. Values in the same column followed by different letter(s) are significantly different according to LSDs (p ≤ 0.01). Each treatment had ten replications (five replications in two successive experiments). Values are means ± standard error