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Table 3 Effect of cultural filtrates of endophytic fungi on the growth parameters of weed species in a pot experiment

From: Biocontrol of economically important weed species through endophytic fungi isolated from Parthenium hysterophorus (Family: Asteraceae)

Treatments Weed species
Chenopodium album Avena fatua Convolvulus arvensis
Shoot length (cm)
 Control 12.04 ± 0.28a 21.36 ± 0.06a 4.02 ± 0.10a
Aspergillus spp. 11.28 ± 0.93a 19.73 ± 0.44b 3.12 ± 0.22b
Alternaria spp. 9.68 ± 0.40b 18.86 ± 1.15b 2.13 ± 0.21c
Drechslera spp. 11.60 ± 0.45a 19.58 ± 0.61b 3.33 ± 0.25b
Shoot biomass (g)
 Control 0.14 ± 0.05a 0.31 ± 0.05a 0.57 ± 0.05a
Aspergillus spp. 0.10 ± 0.02ab 0.29 ± 0.03a 0.47 ± 0.04b
Alternaria spp. 0.08 ± 0.01b 0.16 ± 0.02c 0.25 ± 0.03c
Drechslera spp. 0.10 ± 0.10ab 0.23 ± 0.03b 0.32 ± 0.05c
  1. Values are mean ± SD. Means followed by different superscripts in a row for each weed species are significantly different using LSD at p < 0.05