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Table 4 Influence of different bacterial fractions on the mortality of termites in relation to temperature and time duration by sand barrier assay method

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

TreatmentConc.Mortality %
20 °C25 °C30 °C
24 h48 h72 h24 h48 h72 h24 h48 h72 h
T1,Xenorhabdus indica(Pak.S.B.50)B.S.82.66 ± 6.98a100 ± 0.00c-85.66 ± 8.56a100 ± 0.00c-73.33 ± 5.98a76.66 ± 7.87a80.66 ± 6.88a
CFF87.33 ± 7.98a100 ± 0.00c-87.33 ± 7.45a100 ± 0.00c-78.33 ± 9.12a84.33 ± 7.35a85.33 ± 8.41a
B.R.33.66 ± 6.45b45.66 ± 5.41b47.33 ± 6.87b32.33 ± 7.33b45.66 ± 6.76b47.33 ± 9.21b23.66 ± 5.20b30.66 ± 5.67b35.33 ± 5.75b
T2,Xenorhabdus indica(Pak.S.B.56)B.S.88.66 ± 7.34a100 ± 0.00c-80.33 ± 8.34a83.33 ± 9.38a92.33 ± 6.39c72.66 ± 6.78a78.33 ± 6.78a85.33 ± 6.39a
CFF93.33 ± 6.22c100 ± 0.00c-88.33 ± 7.76a88.66 ± 7.57a95.33 ± 9.34c75.33 ± 7.43a82.33 ± 7.56a85.33 ± 8.45a
B.R.37.66 ± 4.56b38.33 ± 5.22b39.33 ± 5.22b34.33 ± 5.34b35.33 ± 6.56b39.33 ± 6.98b26.66 ± 4.56b36.33 ± 4.87b39.33 ± 5.43b
T3,Xenorhabdus stockiae(Pak.S.B.65)B.S.88.66 ± 7.98a100 ± 0.00c-78.66 ± 8.23a73.66 ± 9.26a78.97 ± 7.87a65.66 ± 6.87a75.66 ± 9.45a75.66 ± 8.09a
CFF85.33 ± 8.65a100 ± 0.00c-86.33 ± 7.22a100 ± 0.00c-71.33 ± 8.49a75.33 ± 7.54a84.33 ± 9.34a
B.R.34.66 ± 4.22b35.33 ± 6.22b38.43 ± 4.10b30.33 ± 5.35b34.66 ± 5.67b38.66 ± 4.56b28.66 ± 3.86b35.33 ± 6.22b40.43 ± 4.10b
T4,Xenorhabdus steinernematis(C.B.10)B.S.100 ± 0.00c--100 ± 0.00c--83.66 ± 9.45a100 ± 0.00c-
CFF100 ± 0.00c--100 ± 0.00c--96.33 ± 8.22c100 ± 0.00c-
B.R.38.33 ± 3.43b40.33 ± 6.37b44.33 ± 7.32b35.33 ± 3.03b36.66 ± 4.67b37.66 ± 4.87b26.33 ± 3.65b28.33 ± 4.55b34.33 ± 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