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Table 2 Effect of fraction of Paecilomyces variotii on the growth rate, consumption index and approximate digestibility 3rd, 4th and 5th instar larvae of Spodoptera litura

From: Efficacy of sub lethal concentration of entomopathogenic fungi on the feeding and reproduction of Spodoptera litura

P. variotii fraction (ppm) CI GR AD ECD ECI
3rd
 C 0.867 ± 0.003a 0.200 ± 0.001a 96.92 ± 0.038a 94.27 ± 0.014a 98.11 ± 0.04a
 1 0.694 ± 0.011b 0.196 ± 0.001b 89.47 ± 0.089b 93.25 ± 0.29b 97.61 ± 0.11b
 2 0.615 ± 0.61c 0.194 ± 0.002c 88.67 ± 0.036b 92.46 ± 0.18d 97.36 ± 0.17c
 3 0.580 ± 0.012d 0.194 ± 0.001c 85.71 ± 0.084b 92.87 ± 0.17c 97.22 ± 0.34d
 4 0.471 ± 0.003e 0.193 ± 0.002c 83.33 ± 0.019c 23.01 ± 0.39e 22.30 ± 0.06e
 CD at 0.01 0.006 0.003 2.397 0.043 0.042
 CD at 0.05 0.045 0.002 1.648 0.030 0.029
4th
 C 0.926 ± 0.002a 0.207 ± 0.000a 92.71 ± 0.123a 91.32 ± 0.026a 99.54 ± 0.098a
 1 0.227 ± 0.000b 0.198 ± 0.001b 91.33 ± 0.026d 89.54 ± 0.086b 99.54 ± 0.192a
 2 0.190 ± 0.003c 0.192 ± 0.001c 89.74 ± 0.070b 89.10 ± 0.070b 99.43 ± 0.184ab
 3 0.140 ± 0.004e 0.191 ± 0.000d 89.33 ± 0.026c 87.64 ± 0.026c 99.36 ± 0.061a
 4 0.161 ± 0.001d 0.187 ± 0.000e 87.64 ± 0.049e 80.50 ± 0.102d 74.17 ± 0.050c
 CD at 0.01 0.003 0.008 1.533 0.035 0.162
 CD at 0.05 0.002 0.006 1.054 0.024 0.111
5th
 C 1.006 ± 0.002a 0.215 ± 0.000a 94.62 ± 0.066a 96.47 ± 0.104a 99.46 ± 0.053a
 1 0.241 ± 0.001b 0.192 ± 0.001b 93.07 ± 0.041b 96.37 ± 0.184b 99.09 ± 0.024c
 2 0.115 ± 0.001d 0.190 ± 0.002c 92.68 ± 0.085c 95.47 ± 0.086c 99.38 ± 0.046b
 3 0.107 ± 0.002e 0.187 ± 0.000d 92.02 ± 0.390d 95.46 ± 0.140c 99.03 ± 0.045d
 4 0.139 ± 0.001c 0.175 ± 0.000e 91.34 ± 0.057e 94.36 ± 0.180d 98.78 ± 0.037e
 CD at 0.01 0.003 0.008 0.036 0.117 0.120
 CD at 0.05 0.002 0.006 0.025 0.080 0.083
  1. CI consumption index, GR growth rate, AD approximate digestibility, ECD efficiency of conversion of digested food, ECI efficiency of conversion of ingested food
  2. a,b,c,d CD critical difference values were significant at 0.01 and 0.05 % level