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Table 2 Mortality (%), median lethal time (LT50), and spore production per B. tabaci and T. vaporariorum nymphs after 10 days of treatment with M. anisopliae and B. bassiana at 1 × 107 conidia/ml

From: Extracellular enzyme activity of entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae and their pathogenicity potential as a bio-control agent against whitefly pests, Bemisia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)

Isolates % Mortality of B. tabaci (Mean ± SE) LT50 (days) (95% CL) Spore per B. tabaci (conidia/ml) % Mortality of T. vaporariorum (Mean ± SE) LT50 (days) (95% CL) Spore per T. vaporariorum (conidia/ml)
AAUMB-20 76.67 ± 1.66cd 9.26 (7.94–11.98) 1.3 × 105 ± 4.3 × 103d 81.67 ± 1.66a 7.52 (6.51–9.15) 1.6 × 105 ± 8.5 × 103d
AAUMB-21 80.00 ± 2.88bcd 3.52 (2.68–4.35) 2.5 × 106 ± 2.4 × 105bc 85.00 ± 2.88a 4.35 (3.66–5.03) 3.6 × 106 ± 6.4 × 105b
AAUMB-29 98.33 ± 1.66a 3.36 (2.49–4.19) 3.0 × 106 ± 1.3 × 105b 100.00a 3.82 (3.17–4.43) 3.7 × 106 ± 2.1 × 105b
AAUMFB-5 80.00 ± 5.77bcd 6.24 (5.34–7.10) 3.4 × 104 ± 2.1 × 103d 60.00 ± 5.77b 8.16 (6.93–10.48) 2.4 × 105 ± 6.4 × 103d
AAUKB-11 85.00 ± 5.00abcd 7.32 (6.72–8.08) 5.6 × 104 ± 2.3 × 103d 86.67 ± 4.40a 6.54 (5.83–7.44) 2.0 × 105 ± 2.1 × 104d
AAUZM-18 93.33 ± 1.66ab 8.04 (7.38–8.97) 4.7 × 105 ± 6.4 × 103d 81.67 ± 4.40a 7.63 (6.77–9.36) 4.4 × 105 ± 3.6 × 104d
AAUMFB-77 91.67 ± 1.66babc 3.22 (2.47–3.93) 6.5 × 106 ± 2.6 × 105a 100.00a 3.08 (2.61–3.54) 5.8 × 106 ± 4.1 × 105a
AAUEB-59 71.67 ± 1.66d 5.84 (4.82–7.27) 2.2 × 105 ± 1.5 × 104d 88.33 ± 3.33a 8.13 (7.55–6.99) 1.9 × 105 ± 2.6 × 104d
AAUDM-43 95.00 ± 2.88ab 3.73 (3.09–4.36) 2.0 × 106 ± 1.5 × 105c 95.00 ± 2.88a 4.91 (4.39–5.42) 1.8 × 106 ± 4.3 × 104c
AAUMFM-6 86.67 ± 3.33abcd 4.51 (3.55–5.63) 2.1 × 106 ± 1.9 × 105c 90.00 ± 5.77a 4.80 (4.16–5.46) 2.7 × 106 ± 2.5 × 105bc
  1. Mean with different letters in a column indicates the significant difference at Tukey’s HSD test, P < 0.05