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Table 3 Effects of six selected bacterial isolates on nematode indices of Meloidogyne javanica on tomato roots in a glasshouse

From: Biocontrol potential of bacterial isolates from vermicompost and earthworm against the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne javanica infecting tomato plants

Treatments Galls/g root Egg masses/g root Eggs/g root J2s/pot soil Final population (Pf) Reproduction factor (Rf) Rf reduction (%)a
Bacillus megaterium C3 110 bc 127 b 4475 bc 8850 b 38,260 b 6.3 b 47.2
Bacillus safensis VW3 119 bc 117 bc 5825 b 8100 b 32,957 b 5.4 b 54.5
Lysinibacillus fusiformis C1 141 b 67 cd 7875 bc 4500 b 36,798 b 6.1 b 49.2
Lysinibacillus sp. VW6 123 bc 133 b 5525 bc 5850 b 28,730 b 4.7 b 60.3
Pseudomonas resinovorans VW4 72 c 48 d 3738 c 6300 b 24,615 b 4.1 b 66.0
Sphingobacterium daejeonense LV1 122 bc 50 d 5529 bc 6320 b 33,765 b 5.6 b 53.4
Water 251 a 216 a 11,400 a 15,900 a 72,526 a 12.0 a
  1. Data are the means of 4 replicates. Values in the same column followed by the same letter(s) are not significantly different (P ≤ 0.05), according to Duncan’s multiple range test
  2. aPercentage of the nematode reproduction factor reduction compared to the control