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Table 2 Mean numbers ± SE of Meloidogyne javanica juveniles (M.) and M. muscaedomesticae mite (Mac.) extracted from different treatments and mortality percentages under laboratory conditions

From: Parasitus fimetorum and Macrocheles muscaedomesticae (Acarina:Parasitidae, Macrochelidae) as Natural Predators of the Root Knot Nematode, Meloidogyne javanica Treub

TreatmentsMean numbers ± SE of M. javanica juveniles (days post-treatments)
102030
M. + Mac. (1000:10)531.33 ± 1.76c451.67 ± 20.88c378.33 ± 1.45b
M. + Mac. (1000:20)732.33 ± 33.27b378.00 ± 10.07d245.67 ± 10.27c
M. + Mac. (1000:50)632.33 ± 10.75bc562.00 ± 7.02b121.67 ± 3.53d
Nematode only (1000 J2)954.67 ± 6.12a865.33 ± 2.85a745.33 ± 5.49a
LSD (P = 5%)117.870.138.4
 Mean numbers ± SE of M. muscaedomesticae
M. + Mac. (1000:10)8.00 ± 0.58c7.00 ± 0.58c6.33 ± 0.33c
M. + Mac. (1000:20)16.00 ± 1.16b14.33 ± 1.20b16.33 ± 0.88b
M. + Mac. (1000:50)44.00 ± 1.53a40.33 ± 2.91a39.67 ± 2.03a
Nematode only (1000 J2)4.13.22.5
 Reduction percentages of M. javanica juveniles
M. + Mac. (1000:10)44.3447.8049.24* (47.13)
M. + Mac. (1000:20)23.2956.3267.04* (48.88)
M. + Mac. (1000:50)33.7635.0583.68* (50.83)
  1. *Numbers between brackets presented overall reduction
  2. Means in each column followed by the same letter(s) are not significantly different at 5% level