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Table 3 Mean numbers of galls, egg masses, and eggs per root, second-stage juveniles (J2s) per pot, and reproductive factor (RF) of Meloidogyne javanica after nematode inoculation along with Pseudomonas fluorescens CHA0 incubation of tomato plants 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 (%)BacteriaNumber of eggs/rootNumber of galls/rootNumber of egg masses/rootNumber of J2 s/potReproduction factor
0Non-treated79173 ± 3409 a891 ± 21.79 a588 ± 23.07 a905 ± 48.45 a20.16 ± 0.86 a
 Treated65374 ± 3151 b896 ± 41.30 a583 ± 27.22 a862 ± 44.91 a16.70 ± 0.80 b
1.8Non-treated62209 ± 3382 bc820 ± 36.37 ab501 ± 28.00 ab790 ± 41.349 ab15.87 ± 0.86 bc
 Treated61673 ± 3539 bc813 ± 42.11 ab510.5 ± 26.62 ab798 ± 51.01 ab15.74 ± 0.90 bc
3Non-treated49533 ± 2189 cd731 ± 19.54 bc420.5 ± 36.502 bc704 ± 24.84 bc12.66 ± 0.56 cd
 Treated47813 ± 2988 d686 ± 38.23 bc393.5 ± 31.50 bc604 ± 27.01 cd12.20 ± 0.76 d
5.2Non-treated45239 ± 3484 d658 ± 26.46 c384.25 ± 21.43 c519 ± 22.12 d11.53 ± 0.88 d
 Treated43637 ± 3268 d593 ± 26.87 c332.25 ± 23.43 c487 ± 25.56 d11.11 ± 0.82 d
  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