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Table 3 Effect of fungal metabolites on the growth of tomato plants inoculated with R. solanacearum under greenhouse conditions (experiment II)

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 15.2 ± 1.3 gh 11.1 ± 1.2 g 25.3 ± 2.1 f
3 16.3 ± 2.1 gh 13.2 ± 1.1 fg 25.4 ± 1.7 f
6 18.1 ± 1.8 g 14.3 ± 1.1 f 26.2 ± 2.7 ef
9 22.8 ± 2.1 fg 18.4 ± 1.8 cd 30.3 ± 2.3 de
3 0 16.1 ± 1.7 gh 11.8 ± 2.1 g 26.4 ± 1.6 f
3 27.2 ± 2.3 e 15.3 ± 1.6 ef 29.3 ± 2.1 de
6 33.3 ± 2.6 d 17.1 ± 1.4 d 34.4 ± 2.8 c
9 42.6 ± 3.7 b 22.6 ± 1.8 b 43.2 ± 3.1 b
6 0 15.2 ± 1.1 gh 11.6 ± 1.0 g 24.8 ± 1.8 f
3 32.4 ± 2.8 d 17.4 ± 1.6 de 32.4 ± 2.1 cd
6 40.8 ± 2.5 bc 21.2 ± 2.1 bc 41.1 ± 2.9 b
9 46.6 ± 3.1 a 27.1 ± 2.7 a 56.3 ± 3.2 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