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Table 1 Prescreening and biological efficiency index calculation of isolates based on spore germination, culture sporulation dates, and larval mortality of Galleria mellonella at 1 × 108 spore ml−1 in 10 days of post inoculation

From: Morphological, molecular, and pathogenicity characteristics of the native isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae against the tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick 1917) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Ethiopia

Isolates Genera Source (soil) SG (%) ± SD Mean of DPCS ± SD RSR LM (%) ± SD BE index (%)
AAUM46* Metarhizium Farm 92.66 ± 2.51ab 12.83 ± 1.52ab 1.559 93.33 ± 11.54ab 81.15b
AAUM32* Metarhizium Grazing 89.00 ± 2.64bc 14.00 ± 1.32c 1.429 100 ± 0.00a 83.12ab
AAUM30* Metarhizium Grazing 96.33 ± 1.52a 12.33 ± 1.52ab 1.622 98.00 ± 2.00b 84.85a
AAUM01 Metarhizium Farm 94.00 ± 3.00ab 14.33 ± 0.57bc 1.397 87.66 ± 0.2.08c 78.79bc
AAUM17 Metarhizium Farm 94.00 ± 2.00ab 14.00 ± 2.00c 1.429 83.00 ± 6.08dc 76.47c
AAUM28 Metarhizium Grazing 90.00 ± 3.60b 15.33 ± 1.52cd 1.305 86.00 ± 1.45b 76.47c
AAUM22 Metarhizium Farm 92.33 ± 3.51ab 16.00 ± 2.00d 1.250 86.66 ± 5.77dc 77.65c
AAUM10 Metarhizium Farm 65.00 ± 48.50ef 13.50 ± 2.29b 1.481 88.33 ± 11.06c 68.41e
AAUM39* Metarhizium Grazing 91.66 ± 2.51b 13.50 ± 3.50ab 1.481 100 ± 0.00a 84.11a
AAUM20* Metarhizium Forest 92.33 ± 2.08ab 11.66 ± 1.52ab 1.715 98.33 ± 2.88a 83.55ab
AAUM42 Metarhizium Forest 74.00 ± 11.13d 14.00 ± 1.00c 1.426 73.33 ± 5.77f 64.23ef
AAUM14 Metarhizium Farm 69.66 ± 6.65e 14.00 ± 2.00c 1.429 93.00 ± 6.55b 72.46d
AAUM40* Metarhizium Farm 95.66 ± 3.21a 12.83 ± 0.76ab 1.559 100 ± 0.00a 85.60a
AAUM43* Metarhizium Grazing 92.00 ± 3.60ab 12.63 ± 2.12ab 1.584 93.00 ± 2.00b 80.75b
AAUM76* Metarhizium Forest 92.00 ± 6.08ab 11.16 ± 0.76ab 1.792 96.66 ± 5.77ab 82.60ab
AAUM12* Metarhizium Grazing 96.00 ± 3.60a 12.00 ± 2.00ab 1.667 100 ± 0.00a 85.74a
AAUM66 Metarhizium Grazing 59.00 ± 8.88ef 14.00 ± 1.73c 1.429 86.66 ± 11.54de 65.35e
AAUM21* Metarhizium Grazing 91.66 ± 2.51b 13.50 ± 3.12b 1.481 93.33 ± 5.77b 80.77b
AAUM08 Metarhizium Farm 76.66 ± 3.05de 15.33 ± 0.57d 1.305 53.33 ± 5.77ghi 55.20fgh
AAUM78* Metarhizium Grazing 90.33 ± 2.51b 12.00 ± 1.00ab 1.667 100 ± 0.00a 83.64a
AAUM04 Metarhizium Farm 88.00 ± 2.00cd 14.66 ± 1.15c 1.364 90.00 ± 0.00b 77.74c
AAUM44 Metarhizium Farm 80.66 ± 6.11c 13.33 ± 1.52b 1.500 80.00 ± 1.00de 70.04d
AAUM16 Metarhizium Farm 86.66 ± 3.05cd 13.00 ± 1.00b 1.538 86.66 ± 11.54de 75.59c
AAUM80* Metarhizium Farm 91.66 ± 2.51ab 13.66 ± 1.52b 1.464 93.33 ± 5.77b 80.77b
AAUM06* Metarhizium Farm 91.33 ± 3.05ab 13.20 ± 3.12b 1.515 100 ± 0.00a 83.99a
  1. Letters in the columns (a, b, c, d, e, f, g, and h) are ranks of the mean
  2. DPCS date of plate culture sporulation, SG spore germination, LM larval mortality, SD standard deviation, RSR, relative sporulation rating, BE biological efficiency
  3. *Selected isolates