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Table 2 In vitro bio-efficacy of Metarhizium and Beauveria isolates against Basilepta subcostata

From: Entomopathogenic fungi as a promising biological control agent against banana fruit scarring beetle, Basilepta subcostata (Jac.) (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera)

Isolates’ name Species Per cent mortality (in days after treatment)
Day 3 Day 5 Day 8
NRCB EPF2 B. bassiana 32.7 (34.0) 61.7 (51.8) 91.7 (73.4)
NRCB EPF8 B. bassiana 33.3 (35.3) 68.3 (55.9) 93.3 (77.5)
NRCB EPF14 B. bassiana 28.3 (31.6) 56.7 (48.8) 93.3 (77.9)
NRCB EPF22 B. bassiana 41.3 (40.2) 71.7 (57.9) 93.3 (80.7)
NRCB EFPMP1 B. bassiana 38.3 (38.2) 80.0 (63.5) 91.7 (73.4)
NRCB EPF27 B. brongniartii 45.0 (42.1) 95.0 (79.3) 100.0 (89.4)
NRCB EPF28 B. brongniartii 30.0 (32.9) 70.3 (56.9) 93.3 (77.5)
NRCB EPF29 B. bassiana 38.3 (38.2) 78.3 (62.8) 91.7 (76.0)
NRCB EPF30 B. bassiana 30.0 (33.2) 60.0 (50.9) 93.3 (77.5)
NRCB EPF32 B. bassiana 40.0 (39.2) 80.0 (63.4) 98.3 (85.3)
NRCB EPF16 M. anisopliae 41.7 (40.2) 73.3 (60.0) 91.7 (73.4)
NRCB EPF17 M. anisopliae 33.3 (35.1) 68.3 (56.3) 95.0 (79.3)
NRCB EPF18 M. anisopliae 38.3 (38.2) 78.3 (60.1) 96.7 (81.2)
NRCB EPF19 M. anisopliae 40.0 (39.2) 70.0 (57.3) 88.3 (73.6)
NRCB EPF6 M. anisopliae 45.0 (36.2) 76.7 (61.1) 91.7 (76.0)
NRCB EPF7 M. pinghaense 35.0 (42.1) 75.0 (62.5) 100.0 (89.4)
NRCB EPF9 M. anisopliae 31.7 (34.2) 66.7 (54.8) 91.7 (73.4)
NRCB EPF10 M. robertsii 30.0 (32.9) 71.7 (58.3) 95.0 (82.0)
NRCB EPF11 M. quizhouense 35.0 (36.2) 73.3 (59.0) 93.3 (75.2)
NRCB EPF12 M. anisopliae 40.0 (39.2) 75.0 (60.1) 96.7 (83.4)
NRCB EPF13 M. anisopliae 36.7 (37.2) 78.3 (61.1) 95.0 (79.3)
NRCB EPF23 M. robertsii 36.7 (37.1) 78.3 (62.5) 98.3 (85.3)
NRCB EPF24 M. robertsii 36.7 (37.3) 78.3 (60.0) 95.0 (79.3)
NRCB EPF33 M. robertsii 36.7 (37.1) 78.3 (62.5) 98.3 (85.3)
NRCB EPF34 M. robertsii 36.7 (37.1) 78.362.5) 98.3 (85.3)
NRCB EPF35 M. anisopliae 30.0 (42.1) 85.0 (79.3) 98.3 (85.3)
NRCB EPF36 M. anisopliae 35.0 (36.2) 85.0 (67.4) 100.0 (89.4)
Commercial M. anisopliae 36.7 (36.2) 78.3 (59.0) 98.3 (75.2)
Commercial M. anisopliae 36.7 (37.1) 78.3 (62.5) 98.3 (85.3)
BCRL formulation B. bassiana 36.7 (37.1) 75.0 (62.5) 95.0 (85.3)
TARI formulation B. bassiana 30.0 (37.3) 71.7 (60.0) 95.0 (79.3)
Control Water+Glycerol (0.6) (0.6) 0. (8.8)
Coefficient of variation 12.814 10.218 0.608
CD (0.01) 9.789 12.750 1.147
CD (0.05) 7.371 9.601 0.864
  1. *p< 0.001 (highly significant) and p < 0.05 (significant)
  2. Two-way factorial analysis of variance (ANOVA) at α = 0.05, CV% coefficient of variation
  3. Values represent means of three replicates
  4. Values in parentheses represent arcsine transformations