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Table 2 Rescreening of pathogenically potential isolates against second and third larval instars of Tuta absoluta at 1 × 107 spore ml−1 for 7 days exposure and sporulation potential over cadavers

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

Screened isolates Genus 2nd instar LM (%) ± SD 3rd instar LM (%) ± SD Spore conc. per cadaver ml−1
AAUM30 Metarhizium 48.47 ± 2.00j 50.00 ± 10.00h 8.4 × 105
AAUM43 Metarhizium 86.66 ± 7.63b 81.66 ± 2.88bc 3.2 × 106
AAUM76 Metarhizium 88.00 ± 10.00b 95.66 ± 5.77a 3.1 × 107
AAUM06 Metarhizium 56.52 ± 3.56h 75.00 ± 15.00c 9.6 × 105
AAUM32 Metarhizium 66.52 ± 3.56ef 75.34 ± 39.00c 2.4 × 105
AAUM80 Metarhizium 83.33 ± 7.63bc 83.33 ± 15.27b 7.9 × 106
AAUM12 Metarhizium 72.54 ± 6.68d 73.33 ± 10.40cd 1.5 × 106
AAUM46 Metarhizium 69.02 ± 4.82e 76.66 ± 14.43c 4.8 × 106
AAUM20 Metarhizium 89.00 ± 5.00b 86.66 ± 11.54b 4.7 × 106
AAUM40 Metarhizium 73.33 ± 7.63d 88.33 ± 7.63ab 4.4 × 106
AAUM78 Metarhizium 90.00 ± 5.00a 90.00 ± 10.00ab 5.4 × 107
AAUM39 Metarhizium 95.00 ± 8.66a 93.33 ± 5.77a 1.8 × 107
AAUM21 Metarhizium 69.23 ± 2.12e 75.00 ± 15.00c 4.9 × 105
  1. Letters in the columns (a, b, c, d, e, f, g, and h) are ranks of the mean
  2. LM larval mortality, SD standard deviation
  3. Reselected isolates