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Table 1 Colonization of the fungus, Beauveria bassiana, in cucumber plant under laboratory conditions, 30 days post different inoculation methods

From: Endophytic establishment of the fungal entomopathogen, Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuil., in cucumber plants

Treatment Mean of colonization % ± SD
Stem Leaf Petiole Root
Seed dusting 73.61c* ± 5.69 77.5a ± 10.16 73.5a ± 9.7 31.57c ± 10.53
Seed immersion 83.33b ± 10.08 81.97a ± 9.53 57.8b ± 13.3 56.54ab ± 22.16
Soil drench 94.44 ± 7.32 80.25a ± 6.64 61.3b ± 13.15 68.26a ± 28.19
Seedling drench 29.83d ± 16.94 37.98c ± 23.02 37.95c ± 11.94 41.66bc ± 13.34
Foliar spray 33.51d ± 9.83 63.58b ± 14.2 55.3b ± 11.18 9.45d ± 19.96
  1. *Different letters in the same column refer to significant differences (one-way completely randomized ANOVA), LSD test at p ≤ 0.05