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Table 1 Mortality rates of Plutella xylostella larval instars (2ndand 3rd) at different concentrations of Beauveria bassiana at various time intervals by direct spraying and leaf immersion methods

From: On the virulence of the entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae (Ascomycota: Hypocreales), against the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae)

  Time intervals Concentrations Larval instar-II Larval instar-III
Methodology I 120h 1×10^8 63.3bc 57.8bc
1×10^7 50def 45.3def
1×10^6 36.7ghi 35.7fghi
1×10^5 22.2jk 23.3jkl
1×10^4 20jk 21.1kl
144h 1×10^8 77.8a 71.3a
1×10^7 61.3bcd 56.7bcd
1×10^6 52.3cde 47.7cde
1×10^5 42.3efgh 41.3efgh
1×10^4 32.3hij 31.1hijk
Methodology II 120h 1×10^8 51.3cde 44.7efg
1×10^7 45.5efg 39.7efgh
1×10^6 32.3hij 31.3hijk
1×10^5 20jk 17.8l
1×10^4 18.9k 17.8l
144h 1×10^8 70ab 60b
1×10^7 53.3cde 47.7cde
1×10^6 44.4efgh 41.3efgh
1×10^5 37.7fghi 33.3ghij
1×10^4 28.9ijk 27.8ijk
  1. Mortality (±S.E) assigned with similar letters within each column is statistically similar (α=0.5)