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Table 3 Mean comparison of plant growth factors in greenhouse experiment

From: Potential of some endophytic bacteria in biological control of root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita

Treatments Root length (cm) Root wet weight (gr) Root dry weight (gr) Shoot length (cm) Shoot wet weight (gr) Shoot dry weight (gr)
A5** 35.75 a* 7.12 bcd 0.46 cd 57.00 a 20.97 cde 2.67 abc
A6 33.50 ab 8.37 abcd 0.52 cd 59.25 a 20.37 cde 1.95 bc
A2 31.75 ab 12.57 a 0.53 cd 49.25 ab 35.20 a 6.35 a
A1 31.45 ab 7.53 bcd 0.44 cd 44.75 b 19.00 cde 2.52 abc
A3 27.27 abc 9.56 abc 0.49 cd 46.50 b 19.78 cde 3.35 ab
A4 27 .00 abc 4.67 d 0.33 d 43.82 b 19.57 cde 4.12 ab
B1 26.75 abcd 10.02 ab 0.76 cd 49.50 ab 23.35 ab 3.37 ab
C2 25.25 abcd 10.47 ab 0.77 bcd 48.92 ab 20.57 cde 2.82 abc
C1 25.00 abcd 9.15 abcd 1.57 a 38.95 b 11.57 e 1.27 c
B2 24.57 bcd 9.79 abc 1.36 ab 42.75 b 24.20 bcd 2.57 abc
B3 23.45 cd 12.70 a 1.35 ab 42.00 b 26.17 bc 3.35 ab
B6 23.00 cd 5.22 cd 0.80 bcd 44.10 b 18.12 cde 1.87 bc
B5 22.25 cd 6.22 bcd 1.05 abc 49.25 ab 15.30 de 1.26 c
B4 20.84 d 7.82 bcd 0.95 bcd0 43.75 b 21.25 cde 3.42 ab
  1. *Means with same letter are not significantly different according to Duncan’s test (P ≤ 0.05)
  2. A1 (Bacillus wiedmannii), A2 (Pseudoxantomonas mexicana), A3 (Pseudomonas thivervalensis), A4 (Serratia liquefaciens), A5 (Pseudomonas chlororaphis), A6 (Pseudomonas fluorescens), B1 (B. wiedmannii + nematode), B2 (P. thivervalensis + nematode), B3 (P. thivervalensis + nematode), B4 (S. liquefaciens + nematode), B5 (P. chlororaphis + nematode), B6 (P. fluorescens + nematode), C1 (nematode only), and C2 (without bacteria and nematode)