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Table 2 Percentage mortality of Plutella xylostella larval instars (2nd and 3rd) at different concentrations of Metarhizium anisopliae 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 L2 larval instar L3 Larval instar
Methodology I 120 h 1×10^8 56.7bc 45.5bcd
1×10^7 45.7def 42.3cde
1×10^6 35.7fgh 34.3efg
1×10^5 21.1ij 22.2hi
1×10^4 20j 18.9i
144 h 1×10^8 70a 64.7a
1×10^7 58.9bc 51.2bc
1×10^6 50cde 46.7bcd
1×10^5 41.1efg 38.9def
1×10^4 33.1ghi 31.1fgh
Methodology II 120 h 1×10^8 50cde 42.3cde
1×10^7 45.3def 37.7defg
1×10^6 32.3gh 31.3fgh
1×10^5 20j 17.8i
1×10^4 18.9j 16.8i
144 h 1×10^8 62.3ab 55.7ab
1×10^7 53.3bcd 47.7bcd
1×10^6 44.3def 41.3cdef
1×10^5 36.7fgh 33.3efg
1×10^4 28.9hij 27.8ghi
  1. Mortality (±S.E) assigned with similar letters within each column is statistically similar (α=0.5)