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Table 2 Percent mycosis and sporulation (conidia ml−1) (mean ± SE, n = 5) from dead cadavers of 2nd instar Pectinophora gossypiella larvae due to the highest concentrations of Beauveria bassiana, Verticillium lecanii, Metarhizium anisopliae (1 × 108 conidia ml−1) (alone and in combination). Means sharing with same lower case letters are not significantly different from each other at 0.05 level of significance, i.e., P < 0.05

From: Compatibility of entomopathogenic fungi and Azadirachta indica extract against the cotton pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) under controlled conditions

TreatmentsPercent mycosisSporulation (conidia ml−1)
Bb187.40 ± 1.06a147.40 ± 1.04ab
Bb294.20 ± 1.67a157.20 ± 1.10a
Bb2 + AI51.20 ± 1.45cd126.40 ± 1.17def
Vl182.20 ± 1.55a142.20 ± 1.24bc
Vl287.20 ± 1.30a146.40 ± 1.05abc
Vl2 + AI43.20 ± 0.86de117.20 ± 1.05f
Ma161.40 ± 1.20bc129.20 ± 0.88de
Ma265.20 ± 1.24b135.20 ± 1.15cd
Ma2 + AI48.40 ± 1.06de123.20 ± 1.24ef
Bb2 + Vl2 + Ma2 + AI37.20 ± 1.05e103.40 ± 1.31g
Control0.00 ± 0.00f0.00 ± 0.00h
  1. Bb1 Beauveria bassiana (1 × 106 conidia ml−1), Bb2 Beauveria bassiana (1 × 108 conidia ml−1), Vl1 Verticillium lecanii (1 × 106 conidia ml−1), Vl2 Verticillium lecanii (1 × 108 conidia ml−1), Ma1 Metarhizium anisopliae (1 × 106 conidia ml−1), Ma2 Metarhizium anisopliae (1 × 108 conidia ml−1), AI Azadirachta indica extract