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Table 2 Pathogenicity percentage of isolates against second and third larval instars of Tuta absoluta at 1 × 107 spores·ml-1 concentration in 7 days post inoculation and sporulation potential over the cadavers

From: Molecular phylogeny and pathogenicity of indigenous Beauveria bassiana against the tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta Meyrick 1917 (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), in Ethiopia

Screened isolates Species Accession number 2nd Instar
LM ± SE
3rd Instar
LM ± SE
Spore conc. per cadaver
AAUB03# B. bassiana MT588402 94.7 ± 3.08a 93.3 ± 2.00a 1.6 × 107
AAUB29# B. bassiana MT588415 92.0 ± 1.20a 95.0 ± 3.05a 1.1 × 107
AAUB28# B. bassiana MT588414 95.7 ± 2.67a 95.0 ± 2.12a 2.1 × 107
AAUB76# B. bassiana MT588421 88.3 ± 1.09ab 85.0 ± 3.10ab 1.5 × 106
AAUB24 B. bassiana MT588411 81.7 ± 3.62c 84.0 ± 2.36ab 8.3 × 106
AAUB05 B. bassiana MT588403 71.0 ± 2.01de 75.3 ± 3.76c 4.6 × 106
AAUB59# B. bassiana MT588419 85.0 ± 2.50b 89.0 ± 2.24a 1.2 × 107
AAUB39# B. bassiana MT588416 86.7 ± 4.00b 83.3 ± 3.98b 1.2 × 107
AAUB46 B. bassiana MT588417 73.0 ± 2.30d 71.7 ± 3.61d 7.3 × 106
AAUB19# B. bassiana MT588408 94.7 ± 1.08a 92.0 ± 4.10b 3.5 × 107
AAUB90# B. bassiana MT588422 92.0 ± 1.20a 90.0 ± 3.02ab 1.2 × 107
AAUB06 B. bassiana MT588404 65.7 ± 2.67f 68.3 ± 1.89d 5.9 × 106
  1. Legends: LM, larval mortality; SE, standard error; # reselected isolates for dose determination. The same letters in the columns (a, b, c, d, e, and f) showed the mean values without significant difference at p ≤ 0.05