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Table 3 Protease activity of Metarhizium rileyi isolates on different days after inoculation

From: Pathogenicity of Metarhizium rileyi (Farlow) Kepler, S.A. Rehner and Humber isolates against Spodoptera litura (Fabricius) and their extracellular enzymatic activities

Treatments Protease activity on alternate days (U/ml)*
(mean ± S.E.)**
2nd day 4th day 6th day 8th day 10th day Mean
M. rileyi NIPHM 0.72 ± 0.03Ad 0.98 ± 0.03Ac 1.67 ± 0.01Ab 2.30 ± 0.07Aa 2.20 ± 0.02Aa 1.58
M. rileyi MTCC 4254 0.69 ± 0.02Ad 0.94 ± 0.02Ad 1.71 ± 0.03Ac 2.39 ± 0.10Aa 2.11 ± 0.02BAb 1.57
M. rileyi MTCC 10395 0.53 ± 0.01Bd 0.84 ± 0.03Ac 1.20 ± 0.07Bb 2.14 ± 0.06Aa 2.01 ± 0.03Ba 1.34
Mean 0.65 0.92 1.53 2.28 2.10
  1. Mean values followed by the same letter (a, b, c) in the horizontal column are not significantly different at 0.05% level of probability using Tukey’s post hoc test. Mean values followed by the same letter (A, B, C) in the vertical column are not significantly different at 0.05% level of probability using Tukey’s post hoc test
  2. **Values are mean ± standard error of two replicates
  3. *1 U/ml corresponds to 1 μg of tyrosine produced min−1 ml−1