Table 2: Aspergillus flavus/maize ratio for 10 maize single cross hybrids following inoculation with A. flavus using the side needle technique or infected wheat in 2011 and 2012. 
 Single cross hybrid  Aspergillus flavus/maize ratio (×10^{−6})  Side needle  Infected wheat 
 Va35 × PHW79  122.4^{ab}  207.8^{a}  TZAR101 × Seagull 17  132.3^{ab}  105.8^{ab}  Va35 × Seagull 17  214.9^{a}  87.4^{ab}  Mp04:127 × PHW79  50.2^{bcde}  66.8^{abc}  Mp717 × PHW79  151.4^{ab}  54.0^{bcd}  GA209 × SC212m  87.9^{abc}  46.1^{bcd}  Mp494 × Seagull 17  79.7^{abcd}  32.2^{bcde}  Mp313E × Mo18W  19.7^{e}  20.1^{cde}  Mp313E × Mp715  27.4^{cde}  12.6^{e}  Mp313E × Mp717  23.5^{de}  18.3^{de} 
 Mean  70.2  47.9 


Data were transformed (ln(y + 1), where y = ratio of A. flavus/maize) before statistical analysis. Geometric means were calculated by converting logarithmic means back to original units of measure. Means in a column followed by the same letter do not differ (Fisher’s Protected LSD, P = 0.05).
