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Table 3 Non-cognate X. bovienii effect on nematode virulence

From: Fitness costs of symbiont switching using entomopathogenic nematodes as a model

X. bovienii strains S. intermedium (n = 36)a S. oregonense (n = 36)a S. puntauvense (n = 36)a
% Mortalityb LT50 (d)c Rankd % Mortalityb LT50 (d)c Rankd % Mortalityb LT50 (d)c Rankd
None 0.0 ± 0 > 7 C 27.8 ± 0.07 > 7 BC 66.7 ± 0.08 4 BC
XbfFL 11.1 ± 0.05 > 7 C 22.2 ± 0.07 > 7 C 55.6 ± 0.08 3 AC
XbfM 0.0 ± 0 > 7 C 61.1 ± 0.08 4 B 80.6 ± 0.07 2 AB
XbfSN 0.0 ± 0 > 7 C 36.1 ± 0.08 > 7 BC 52.8 ± 0.08 4 C
Xbi 100.0 ± 0 4 A 50.0 ± 0.08 4 BC 77.8 ± 0.07 3 AC
Xbj 66.7 ± 0.08 4 AB 33.3 ± 0.08 > 7 BC 41.7 ± 0.08 > 7 AC
XbkBU 58.3 ± 0.08 4.5 B 41.7 ± 0.08 >7 BC 80.6 ± 0.07 2 A
XbkCA 0.0 ± 0 > 7 C 50.0 ± 0.08 7 BC 75.0 ± 0.07 3 AC
Xbo 0.0 ± 0 > 7 C 91.7 ± 0.05 2 A 58.3 ± 0.08 2 AC
Xbp 5.6 ± 0.04 > 7 C 50.0 ± 0.08 4 BC 94.4 ± 0.04 2 A
  1. aCognate symbiont data are bolded
  2. bPercent mortality after 1 week with standard error
  3. cLethal time to kill 50% of population reported as days
  4. dLetter-ranking generated from a Cox mixed effects model and post hoc Tukey test; see Additional file 1: Table S2 for summary of model