International Journal of Microbiology / 2018 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Evaluation of Bacillus Strains for Plant Growth Promotion and Predictability of Efficacy by In Vitro Physiological Traits

Table 3

Comparison of twelve Bacillus strains for effects on corn shoot and root growth in greenhouse pot experiments, with the three strains having the highest measurements for each parameter indicated with shading.

StrainShoot height (cm)Shoot fresh weight (g)Root fresh weight (g)FIT3 (%)w
Trial 1Trial 2Trial 3Trial 1Trial 2Trial 3Trial 1Trial 2Trial 3

Bacillus acidiceler R2284647bax40a6.06.0bc3.2ab3.2b3.5ab0.922
B. megaterium R1815148ab40a8.06.5abc3.0ab4.9a3.2ab1.156
B. megaterium R2325048ab35cde7.06.6abc2.5abcd3.4b3.1b1.344
B. pumilus R1744947b33cde7.06.0bc2.4bcd3.5b3.1b0.911
B. pumilus R1834847b40ab7.05.5bc3.1ab3.6b3.2ab1.133
B. pumilus R19046b35bcde4.8c2.5abcd2.8b1.00
B. safensis R1734448ab36abcd6.06.4bc2.9ab3.1b3.9ab1.622
B. safensis R17647b37abc5.7bc2.7abc3.3ab1.00
B. simplex R18047b41a5.9bc3.2a3.2b1.550
Lysinibacillus fusiformis R1984548ab36abcd6.06.0bc2.5abcd2.7b3.5ab1.20
Paenibacillus cineris R1774750ab37abc7.06.9ab2.7abcd3.7b3.9ab0.544
P. graminis R20053a37abcd8.4a2.6abcd4.3a0.950
Control4333c31e52.7d1.9d3.6b1.5c0.5NAy
ANOVA P0.081<0.0010.0020.2240.0010.0420.0140.0050.614NA

wFIT3 = frequency in top 3 strains category. xNumbers followed by the same letter in each column are not significantly different at α = 0.05 according to LSD test. yNA = Not applicable. — = no data or strain was not tested.

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