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Table 3 Fitness of fungal species in single and dual cultures of Aspergillus niger (A.n.), Fusarium verticillioides (F.v.), and Clonostachys rosea (C.r.)

From: Interactions among filamentous fungi Aspergillus niger, Fusarium verticillioides and Clonostachys rosea: fungal biomass, diversity of secreted metabolites and fumonisin production

Days Interacting fungi Relative biomass in dual culture [rBi(d,j)] Relative biomass in single culture [rBi(s,j)] Growth rates in single cultures Index of competitive fitness [rFi(j)]
i + j i j i j   A.n. F.v. C.r.
10 A.n. + F.v. 1.12 0.88 1.19 0.81 C.r. > A.n. > F.v. −0.06 0.09  
  A.n. + C.r. 1.07 0.93 0.96 1.04   0.11   −0.11
  F.v. + C.r. 1.35 0.65 0.77 1.23    0.75 −0.47
20 A.n. + F.v. 1.76 0.24 1.12 0.88 C.r. > A.n. > F.v. 0.57 −0.73  
  A.n. + C.r. 1.24 0.76 0.92 1.08   0.35   −0.3
  F.v. + C.r. 0.33 1.67 0.8 1.2    −0.59 0.39
30 A.n. + F.v. 1.2 0.8 1.38 0.62 C.r. > A.n. > F.v. −0.13 0.29  
  A.n. + C.r. 1.28 0.72 0.78 1.22   0.64   −0.41
  F.v. + C.r. 0.09 1.91 0.44 1.56    −0.8 0.22