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Table 1 Colonization percentages of B. bassiana in leaves, stems, and roots at 10 and 20 days post-inoculation

From: Endophytic fungi Beauveria bassiana Balsamo accelerates growth of common bean (Phaeseolus vulgaris L.)

Inoculation methods Average root ± SE Average stem ± SE Average leaf ± SE
10 dpi 20 dpi 10 dpi 20 dpi 10 dpi 20 dpi
Control of seed-soaking 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a
Control of leaf-spraying 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a
Control of soil-wetting 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a
Seed-soaking 37.50 ± 12.50b 16.67 ± 12.50ab 25.64 ± 12.50ab 12.50 ± 12.50a 33.34 ± 16.67b 8.34 ± 9.62ab
Leaf-spraying 62.50 ± 23.94bc 25.00 ± 12.50ab 62.50 ± 12.50c 25.00 ± 14.43a 66.92 ± 18.00c 33.59 ± 30.80b
Soil-wetting 87.50 ± 12.50c 37.50 ± 12.50b 62.50 ± 23.94bc 25.00 ± 14.43a 46.09 ± 10.65bbc 25.00 ± 16.67b
  1. Means followed by the same letter in a column are not significantly different at the Duncan test (p = 0.05); data are transformed using the formula (√ (x + 0.5)) for the purposes of statistical analysis