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Table 1 Mean survival times (MSTs) in days of third-instar Helicoverpa armigera larvae fed using tomato leaves sampled from tomato inoculated and non-inoculated plants with seeds coasting at different Beauveria bassiana concentrations

From: Endophytic colonization of tomato plants by Beauveria bassiana Vuillemin (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) and leaf damage in Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae

Treatments Mean survival time in days (means ± SE)
Local variety Improved variety
Control 10.7 ± 1.4 aA 8.4 ± 0.9 aA
Bb 115 109 conidia/ml 2.2 ± 0.8 bB 1.5 ± 0.2 bB
Bb 115 107 conidia/ml 2.9 ± 0.3 bB 2.8 ± 0.6 bcB
Bb 11 109 conidia/ml 4.8 ± 0.5 cC 3.2 ± 0.7 cC
Bb 11 107 conidia/ml 5.1 ± 1.1 cC 3.6 ± 0.4 cC
F 11.22 47.13
P < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  1. In the same column, means followed by the same lowercase letter are not significantly different (between isolates comparison) (ANOVA followed by SNK test at 5%)
  2. In the row, means followed by the same uppercase letter are not significantly different (within concentrations comparison) (ANOVA followed by SNK test at 5%)
  3. ES standard error