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Table 2 Effect of fungal metabolites on the growth of tomato plants inoculated with R. solanacearum under greenhouse conditions (experiment I)

From: Biological control of bacterial wilt in tomato through the metabolites produced by the biocontrol fungus, Trichoderma harzianum

Application time (DBT) Concentration (%) Plant height (cm) Root length (cm) Fresh biomass (g)
0 0 18.2 ± 2.1 g 10.2 ± 1.2 hi 28.4 ± 2.3 f
3 17.5 ± 1.5 g 12.2 ± 1.4 g 27.2 ± 2.1 f
6 21.3 ± 2.2 fg 14.5 ± 2.1 fg 28.3 ± 2.8 f
9 24.7 ± 2.8 ef 16.4 ± 1.4 def 34.1 ± 2.0 de
3 0 17.5 ± 2.1 g 11.1 ± 1.1 hi 28.2 ± 2.6 f
3 28.3 ± 2.4 e 14.2 ± 1.3 fgh 30.7 ± 3.1 ef
6 34.3 ± 2.6 d 17.7 ± 2.1 d 35.4 ± 2.8 d
9 42.6 ± 3.6 b 23.6 ± 1.8 b 47.3 ± 3.4 b
6 0 17.0 ± 1.6 g 10.2 ± 0.9 hi 29.6 ± 2.8 f
3 33.3 ± 2.5 d 18.6 ± 1.4 cd 34.4 ± 2.6 de
6 40.5 ± 2.8 bc 22.3 ± 1.8 bc 42.7 ± 3.3 bc
9 48.3 ± 3.4 a 27.4 ± 2.6 a 54.3 ± 3.9 a
  1. Each value is a mean ± SD. Treatments having significant differences on the basis of LSD test have different lettering within a column. DBT days before transplantation