Plant Growth Regulation

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 251–256 | Cite as

Seasonal changes in antioxidant activity, total phenolic and anthocyanin constituent of the stems of two Morus species (Morus alba L. and Morus nigra L.)

  • Aysel Sývacý
  • Münevver SökmenEmail author


Seasonal changes of antioxidant activity, total phenolic and anthocyanin constituent of Morus nigra L. and Morus alba L. stems were investigated. Stems tissues of these species exhibited different antioxidant activity. Antioxidant action as well as anthocyanin constituents of these species reached the highest value in October whereas the lowest in February. Also, total phenolic constituents showed the similar pattern.


Anthocyanin Antioxidant activity Mulberry (Morus nigra, Morus albaPhenolic Seasonal Changes 





ferric reducing/antioxidant power


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biology, Sinop Art and Science FacultyOndokuz Mayıs UniversitySinopTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Art and Science FacultyCumhuriyet UniversitySivasTurkey

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