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Table 1 Endophytic colonization of Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae in maize plant tissues

From: Endophytic establishment of Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae in maize plants and its effect against Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae

Plant tissueBeauveria bassianaMetarhizium anisopliae
Mean ± SEFungal colonization (%)Mean ± SEFungal colonization (%)
Roots25 ± 0.25a62.532 ± 0.2973.5
Stems5 ± 0.65c12.50 ± 0.000
Leaves10 ± 0.29b25.00 ± 0.000
  1. Means followed by different lowercase letters in the same column differ statically by the chi-square test (p ˂ 0.05)
  2. SE standard error