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Table 3 Mean number of live nymphs of Nesidiocoris tenuis (±SD) treated with entomopathogenic fungi

From: Effect of the native strain of the predator Nesidiocoris tenuis Reuter and the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana and Lecanicillium muscarium against Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) under greenhouse conditions in Tunisia

Treatments Number of live nymphs of N. tenuis treated directly with fungi Number of live nymphs of N. tenuis introduced on B. tabaci contaminated with fungi
1 HAT 1 DAT 3 DAT 5 DAT 7 DAT
Control 28.6 ± 0.28 a 29 ± 0.7 a 29.2 ± 0.83 a 29 ± 0 a 29.2 ± 0.44 a 29.2 ± 0.83 a
Lecanicillium muscarium 25.2 ± 1.27 b 27.6 ± 1.14 ab 28.6 ± 0.54 a 28.8 ± 0.83 a 26.4 ± 1.14 b 26 ± 1.87 b
Beauveria bassiana 25.2 ± 0.56 b 26.8 ± 0.83 b 28.6 ± 0.54 a 28.6 ± 0.89 a 26 ± 0.7 b 26.2 ± 1.48 b
B. bassiana + L. muscarium 24.8 ± 0.14 b 26.6 ± 0.89 b 28 ± 1.22 a 28.2 ± 0.83 a 25.6 ± 0.54 b 25.8 ± 1.92 b
F 16.188 7.192 1.714 1.061 23.188 5.122
P value < 0.0001 0.003 0.204 0.393 < 0.0001 0.011
  1. Different letters denote means are significantly different from one another, as determined by Tukey’s HSD. HAT hour after treatment, DAT day after treatment