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Table 3 Influence of different bacterial fractions on the mortality of termites in relation to temperature and time duration by spray method

From: Assessment of the entomopathogenic nematode bacteria against the termite, Microtermes mycophagus D. (Isoptera: Termitidae)

TreatmentConc.Mortality% ± SD
20 °C25 °C30 °C
24 h48 h72 h24 h48 h72 h24 h48 h72 h
T1,Xenorhabdus indica(Pak.S.B.50)B.S.83.66 ± 7.44a100 ± 0.00c-80.66 ± 6.98a100 ± 0.00c-71.66 ± 6.44a78.66 ± 6.75a78.66 ± 7.83a
CFF88.33 ± 9.34a100 ± 0.00c-87.33 ± 7.45a100 ± 0.00c-77.33 ± 8.54a82.33 ± 7.35a82.33 ± 8.41a
B.R.34.66 ± 5.34b45.66 ± 5.41b45.33 ± 7.23b32.33 ± 7.33b45.66 ± 6.76b47.33 ± 9.21b24.66 ± 5.20b29.66 ± 5.67b33.33 ± 5.75b
T2,Xenorhabdus indica(Pak.S.B.56)B.S.85.66 ± 7.34a100 ± 0.00c-80.33 ± 8.34a83.33 ± 9.38a92.33 ± 6.39c74.66 ± 6.78a77.33 ± 6.78a81.33 ± 6.39a
CFF98.33 ± 6.22c100 ± 0.00c-87.33 ± 8.32a88.66 ± 7.57a95.33 ± 9.34c78.33 ± 7.43a80.33 ± 7.56a82.33 ± 8.45a
B.R.35.66 ± 4.56b37.33 ± 5.22b37.33 ± 5.22b34.66 ± 8.55 b35.33 ± 6.56b39.33 ± 6.98b28.66 ± 4.56b32.33 ± 4.87b35.33 ± 5.43b
T3,Xenorhabdus stockiae(Pak.S.B. 65)B.S.85.66 ± 8.23a100 ± 0.00c-78.66 ± 8.23a73.66 ± 9.26a78.97 ± 7.87a69.66 ± 6.87a72.66 ± 9.45a79.66 ± 8.09a
CFF88.33 ± 7.22a100 ± 0.00c-88.33 ± 7.22a100 ± 0.00c-72.33 ± 8.49a75.33 ± 7.54a82.33 ± 9.34a
B.R.33.66 ± 4.22b35.33 ± 6.22b38.43 ± 4.10b29.33 ± 5.35b30.66 ± 5.67b38.66 ± 4.56b25.66 ± 3.86b35.33 ± 6.22b38.43 ± 4.10b
T4,Xenorhabdus steinernematis(C.B.10)B.S.100 ± 0.00c--100 ± 0.00c--87.66 ± 9.45a100 ± 0.00c-
CFF100 ± 0.00c--100 ± 0.00c--93.33 ± 8.22c100 ± 0.00c-
B.R.36.33 ± 3.43b39.33 ± 6.37b42.33 ± 6.36b34.33 ± 3.03b35.66 ± 4.67b37.33 ± 3.65b26.33 ± 3.65b27.33 ± 4.55b28.33 ± 5.43b
ControlH2O0.00 ± .00d0.00 ± .00d0.00 ± .00d0.00 ± .00d0.00 ± .00d0.00 ± .00d0.00 ± .00d0.00 ± .00d0.00 ± .00d
  1. B.S. bacterial suspension (4 × 104 CFU/ml), CFF cell-free filtrate (100 μl/10 ml), B.R. bacterial residue (100 μl/10 ml), “-” experiment complete
  2. The similar alphabets in rows and columns have shown non significant differences at p = 0.01