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Table 3 Morphological characteristics of EPF isolated from UPM oil palm plantation

From: Efficacy of soil-borne entomopathogenic fungi against subterranean termite, Coptotermes curvignathus Holmgren (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)

No Isolate code Conidial shape Conidial size (μm) * Mean ± S. E Length/width ratio Genus identification
Length Width
1 UPM-A1C-1 Globose 2.48H ± 0.05 2.41F ± 0.04 1.0 Aspergillus spp.
2 UPM-A1C-2 Globose 3.82GF ± 0.07 3.79BA ± 0.06 1.0 Aspergillus spp.
3 UPM-A2C-1 Cylindrical 6.81E ± 0.10 3.80BA ± 0.07 1.0 Metarhizium spp.
4 UPM-A2C-3 Globose 3.54GF ± 0.06 1.83GH ± 0.10 1.8 Purpureocillium spp.
5 UPM-A2C-5 Long ovoid 1.56I ± 0.06 1.46H ± 0.04 1.0 Cordyceps sp.
6 UPM-A3C-1 Cylindrical 9.27A ± 0.16 3.71BAC ± .06 1.9 Metarhizium spp.
7 UPM-A3C-2 Cylindrical 6.59E ± 0.12 2.59F ± 0.07 2.5 Metarhizium spp.
8 UPM-A5C-1 Cylindrical 9.99BA ± 0.15 3.77BA ± 0.12 2.7 Metarhizium spp.
9 UPM-A7C-1 Ellipsoid to fusiform 4.27F ± 0.04 1.61H ± 0.06 2.5 Purpureocillium spp.
10 UPM-A10C-1 Cylindrical 9.31BDAC ± 0.31 3.41EBDAC ± 0.09 2.7 Metarhizium spp.
11 UPM-A13C-2 Ellipsoidal-cylindrical 9.68BAC ± 0.16 3.48EBDAC ± 0.06 2.8 Metarhizium spp.
  1. Key; Mean in columns with the same letter are not significantly different at α < 0.05, Tukey’s test for width and length *Mean of 30 conidia